Nasheed, Chapelle-Nadal Question Nixon's Proposed Plans For Ferguson
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Nasheed, Chapelle-Nadal Question Nixon's Proposed Plans For Ferguson

Date: January 21, 2015
By: Jill Ornitz
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
Governor Nixon's State Of The State address left Senator Jamilah Nasheed unimpressed by his plans for Ferguson
RunTime:  0:37
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Even though Nixon called for reforms on police use of force and strengthening Ferguson as a community, Nasheed said Nixon is all talk and no substance.

Actuality:  NASHEEDA.WAV
Run Time:  00:11
Description: "You know what, the governor talks from both sides of his mouth, okay, and it's unfortunate. We need a true leader that's going to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves."

Nixon discussed the importance of education as he ended his discussion of Ferguson, yet his proposed budget for 2016 cut half a million dollars from Lincoln University. The historically black institution was founded by Civil War veterans.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Jill Ornitz.

Intro: 
Governor Nixon's State Of The State address directly stated his proposals for Ferguson, but Senator Jamilah Nasheed is skeptical he'll follow through
RunTime:  0:37
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The governor said the state needs to treat all citizens fairly and curb deadly force to fall in line with constitutional and U.S. Supreme Court requirements, but Nasheed isn't convinced he truly means what he says.

Actuality:  NASHEEDB.WAV
Run Time:  00:05
Description: "He talks the talk but he doesn't walk the walk. And that's what I don't like about our governor as a democrat."

Nixon stressed the importance of education in his address, yet he cut half a million dollars to Lincoln University. His proposed budget for 2016 doesn't include funds to help local law inforcement, but he is requesting emergency funds for the Missouri National Guard and Highway Patrol.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Jill Ornitz.

Intro: 
Senator Maria Chapelle-Nadal applauded Governor Nixon's call to curb police excessive force, but says he hasn't focused enough on the mental toll of Ferguson
RunTime:  0:39
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Chapelle-Nadal called the governor's message about excessive force "right on," but says there's a disconnect in his plan from the mental health of those who watched the events in Ferguson unfold.

Actuality:  CHAP1.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "Until we deal with mental health issues surrounding human disasters, we're not going to fully address the issues that surround Ferguson."

Chapelle-Nadal said her constitutents said Nixon is quick to respond to natural disasters but isn't as quick responding to human disasters. Nixon also stressed the importance of economic opportunity and encouraging personal responsibility after Ferguson.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Jill Ornitz. 


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