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Republicans voice opposition to Democrat highway proposal

February 2, 2000
By: Jessica Carter
State Capital Bureau

A Democratic plan to resolve Missouri's highway problems met with Republican oppositon in a committee hearing today/Wednesday in Jefferson City. Jessica Carter has the story.

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Democratic Representative Don Koller introduced a bill that would authorize the issue of two billion dollars in bonds over a six year period.

Opponents of the bill agree that Missouri needs to resolve transportation problems, but say this plan isn't enough.

Republican Jewell Patek says Koller's bill is only a temporary solution to a big problem and the Republican plan is better.

Actuality:Tbonds1
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OutCue: (bandaid or jumpstart)
Contents: (Says that Republican plan meets all of our needs and that the Democratic plan is only a bandaid or jumpstart to the problem.)

The Republican proposal would generate ten billion dollars over a ten year period. From the State Capitol, I'm Jessica Carter.


Republicans voiced opposition today/Wednesday to a Democratic plan aimed at solving Missouri's transportation problems. Jessica Carter has the story from Jefferson City.

Story:Carter
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OutCue: SOC

Democratic Representative Don Koller proposed a bill that would generate two billion dollars in bonds over a six year period for the improvement of Missouri's highways.

Republican opponents say the bill would only put a bandaid on a problem that needs a cure. They agree that something must be done for the state's transportation system and expect this to be an issue that affects Missouri's future.

Republican Jewell Patek says the issue will be important in upcoming elections.

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OutCue: (promise of 1992)
Contents: (Says that the next governor of the state will have to deal with this issue and will have to keep the promise made in 1992)

Republicans have proposed a similar bill that would raise ten billion dollars in bonds over the next ten years and say their plan would be a more permanent solution. From the State Capitol, I'm Jessica Carter.