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The Senate gave first round approval to a bill to cut the size of the House of Representatives

April 5, 2000
By: Renny MacKay
State Capital Bureau

The Missouri Senate gave first round approval to cut the number of Representatives in the House by 48.

Renny MacKay has more from Jefferson City.

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The Senate gave preliminary approval to a proposal to allow Missourians to vote to cut the size of the House to 105 Representatives.

Senator leader, Ed Quick, is the sponsor of the bill and says fewer representatives would make the House more efficient.

While the Senate supports the legislation, finding support in the House will be harder.

Democratic leader Wayne Crump is against the idea.

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Contents: Senator Crump says the House will struggle regardless of size because the slow downs come from partisan disagreements.

This year the House has struggled to get through many of its 1 thousand bills.

From the state capitol I'm Renny MacKay.


The Senate gave preliminary approval to shrink the size of the House of Representatives.

Renny MacKay has more from Jefferson City.

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Right now the Missouri House of Representatives is the fourth largest in the U-S. The Senate bill would cut the size of the House by 50 Representatives.

The change in size would have to be approved by the people of Missouri.

The Senate's top leader, Ed Quick, is the bill's sponsor.

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Contents: Senator Quick says the legislation is to be passed onto the citizens of Missouri to vote whether they think a smaller House would be efficient.

The proposal would increase the size of many districts. The Senate still has one more vote to pass the proposal and then the House must vote to cut its own size.

From the state capitol, I'm Renny MacKay.