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Democrats prohibit Republicans Speech

February 24, 2000
By: Tammara Porter
State Capital Bureau
Link: House roll call

Missouri Democrats use parliamentary procedure to freeze out Republican debate on a house bill. Tammara Porter has more from Jefferson City.

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A vote dominated by Democrats prohibited debate. The bill creates a trust fund for the money awarded from the tobacco settlement.

Democrat leadership refused to allow a single Republican amendment.

Something Republican Representative Jewell Patek says is an injustice to Missourians

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Contents: PATEK SAYS NOW VOTERS WILL ONLY HAVE THE CHANCE TO DECIDE WHERE FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE MONEY GOES.

Patek says the same legislature decided last year to spend all of the money on tobacco-related health care.

From the capital, I'm Tammara Porter.

House Republicans are left without a voice on a tobacco settlement bill. Tammara Porter has more from Jefferson City.

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Democrats voted to block Republicans from offering any amendments to the tobacco bill. The bill creates a trust fund for the money received in the tobacco settlement.

St. Louis County Republican Representative Catherine Hanaway says her party had important amendements to add to the bill.

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Contents: HANAWAY SAYS REPUBLICANS WOULD'VE PUT MORE MONEY INTO CANCER RESEARCH AND HEALTH-CARE RELATED ILLNESSES.

There is one more final vote in the House before the bill is sent to the Senate. From the capital, I'm Tammara Porter.