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Lawmakers: Governor has not upheld his promise

Date: May 6, 2015
By: Michael Lindquist
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
Missouri lawmakers say the governor has failed to keep a promise he made in January.
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Wrap: In the governor's State of the State address, he said he would be around the Capitol more often.

Independence Democratic Senator Paul LeVota says he hasn't seen the governor around the capitol at all and that he hasn't been very involved in the legislature, but says this isn't anything new.

Actuality:  LEVOTA.WAV
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Description: "In fact, even when things came up to override, I haven't heard from him like 'Please don't override' or 'Thanks for not overriding' or anything like that. So, I think he has continued his very hands off approach to the legislature."

The governor's office did not respond to a request for comment.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.

Intro: 
According to Missouri legislators, Governor Jay Nixon has failed to keep a promise he made in the State of the State address.
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Wrap: Governor Jay Nixon said in his State of the State address that he would - quote - be coming around more often.

Columbia Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer says he hasn't seen much of the governor around the Capitol during this legislative session.

Actuality:  KURTN.WAV
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Description: "I think I had two meetings with him, which is probably two more meetings than I had with him over the budget last year, but he really hasn't been that engaged other than, I will say, the last two days."

The governor's office did not respond to a request for comment.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.

Intro: 
Some Missouri lawmakers say the Governor has been absent during the legislative session, something he promised he wouldn't do.
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Wrap: In the governor's State of the State address, Jay Nixon said he would have a greater presence around the Capitol than in the past. 

Independence Democratic Senator Paul LeVota says Nixon hasn't been very involved during this legislative session and he says it's making legislators' jobs harder.

Actuality:  LEVOTAN.WAV
Run Time:  00:11
Description: "It's a little more difficult to try to have to overcome those things. I'm still waiting on a decision item that affects my area and I still don't know what he's going to do with the budget."

Governor Nixon's office did not respond to a request for comment.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Michael Lindquist.

 


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