Tension in the Missouri House is increased as the legislative session draws to a close
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Tension in the Missouri House is increased as the legislative session draws to a close

Date: May 11, 2015
By: Hannah Knight
State Capitol Bureau

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Tension in the Missouri House is increased as the legislative session comes to a close
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Wrap: St. Louis City Democrat Senator Gina Walsh was part of the group of senators who threatened to stall the legislative process during the last week of session.

Walsh's bill that would have created an "American Smokeout Day" in Missouri was defeated in the House after Farmington Republican Representative Kevin Engler pointed out who the bill's sponsor was.

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Description: My question we are going to have to decide this week is if we are going to honor those that are killing all bills, or proceed on.
The bill's handler in the House ended the debate by saying his fellow representatives should keep in mind Walsh could also block their bills when they reach the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hannah Knight. 

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As the legislative session comes to a close, tension arises in both chambers.
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Wrap: House Republicans defeated a bill sponsored by St. Louis City Democrat Senator Gina Walsh after realizing she was one of the senators who had threatened to stall the legislative process last week.

St. Louis City Democrat Joshua Peters,

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Description: Keep in mind that you can vote against it now for what the gentleman across the aisle just said, but keep in mind you are voting against a senator's bill and your bill is going to have to go over there eventually and I'd hate for anything to happen to your legislation.

The bill would have established an "American Smokeout Day" in Missouri. 

Representatives who voted against the Senator's bill say they shouldn't honor those who are killing bills.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hannah Knight.


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