Missouri House votes to defund women's institute at UMSL
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Missouri House votes to defund women's institute at UMSL

Date: May 8, 2012
By: Matt Evans
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 455

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The Missouri House voted to defund the Sue Sheer Institute for Women in Public Life at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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Wrap: The measure is aimed at shutting down the Sue Shear Institute.

Republicans like St. Charles Representative Anne Zerr say the Institute should not get state funds because it is biased and fosters liberal politicians.

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Description: "I think it makes a lot of sense to not fund something with state funds that would foster political activity."

Sue Shear was the main driver behind the Equal Rights Amendment in Missouri during the 1970s.

Democrats like Assistant Minority Floor Leader Tishaura Jones say the measure would discourage women from seeking public office and keep them away from politics.

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Description: "Why not just have women stay home and be barefoot and pregnant and stay in the kitchen because that is exactly what this amendment does."

The bill now goes back to the Senate.

Reporting from state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
The Missouri House passed a measure aimed at shutting down the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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Wrap: ((NATS ARGUING))

Democratic Representative Sara Lampe and Republic Representative Dave Schatz had some heated debate on the measure to defund the Sue Shear Institute.

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Republicans say the Institute should not receive state funding because it is biased and produces liberal politicians for the Democrats.

Democrats like Lampe say the measure would disenfranchise women and keep them out of politics.

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Description: "The reality is that based on the language the lady is adding to this amendment we are going to eliminate all opportunities for women to be involved in government."

The House passed the bill 95-56 and it now goes back to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
The Missouri House passed a measure that would completely cut funding to the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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Wrap: ((NATS ARGUE))

After some heated debate between Democratic Representative Sara Lampe and Republican Representative Dave Schatz, the House eventually approved the measure aimed at shutting down the Sue Shear Institute.

Democrats say the measure would disenfranchise women and is designed to keep women out of politics.

St. Louis City Democratic Representative Tishaura Jones says the bill is just another strike against women in the Republican controlled House.

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Description: "Why not just have women stay home and be barefoot and pregnant and stay in the kitchen because that is exactly what this amendment does."

Sue Sheer was the main driver behind the Equal Rights Amendment in Missouri during the 1970s.

Republicans say the Institute that bares her name is partisan and promotes liberal ideals.

The bill passed 95-56 and now goes back to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

 


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