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Sen. Ken Jacob continues fillibuster

February 3, 2004
By: Almitra Smith
State Capital Bureau

The fillibuster over the SMSU name change continues in the Missouri Senate. Almitra Smith has the story.

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For four days Sen. Ken Jacob's fillibuster has deadlocked the Missouri legislature.

The fight comes over the proposed name change of Southwest Missouri State University to Missouri State University.

Jacob warns that the change could harm MU's funding by elevating SMSU to statewide university status. He proposed an amendment to prevent it.

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Contents: No additional state revenue shall follow from the moditication of the names of the institutions.

This is not Jacob's first fillibuster. Last year he fillibustered in a failed attempt to block concealed weapons. From the state Capitol, I'm Almitra Smith.

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The fillibuster over the SMSU name change continues in the Missouri Senate. Almitra Smith has the story.

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The fight in the Missouri Senate over the proposed name change of Southwest Missouri State University to Missouri State University continues to heat up.

For four days Sen. Ken Jacob's fillibuster has deadlocked the Missouri legislature and Jacob says he will not stop fighting.

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Contents: I'm going to attack these rules, for the rest of this session, every day. You want to shut down this session, well we can do it.

This is not Jacob's first fillibuster. Last year he fillibustered in a failed attempt to block concealed weapons.

From the state Capitol, I'm Almitra Smith.