Crumbliss investigates Research director
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Crumbliss investigates Research director

Date: October 3, 2007
By: Ben DeMeyer
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: An investigation is underway in the Missouri House looking into an allegation that the House Speaker snuck a peice of special interest legislation through the House.

Ben DeMeyer (DEE-my-er) has more from Jefferson City

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The legislation in question would immediately benefit one Missouri developer, and reports that the Speaker personally drafted the legislation may have surfaced after a confidentiality breach.

House Chief Clerk Adam Crumbliss says the investigation involves a staffer who may have reported the Speaker's actions to another representative.

Actuality:  CRUMB.WAV
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Description: Any communication that a staff person has with a member is a confidential communication.


Crumbliss says he is obligated to conduct an investigation if there is reason to believe any House staff leaked confidential information.

From the state capitol, this is Ben DeMeyer.


Intro: A staff member for the Missouri House is under investigation for a possible confidentiality breach which sparked reports of the House Speaker's involement with a Missouri developer.

Ben DeMeyer (DEE-my-er) has more Jefferson City. 

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The alleged breach gave rise to the report that the House Speaker pushed a peice of special interest legislation under the nose of the state legislature.

Adam Crumbliss, Chief Clerk for the House, is conducting the investigation into a conversation between a house staffer and the representative that leaked information on the Speaker's involvement, but gave no comment on that issue.

Actuality:  CRUMB2.WAV
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Description: You won't garner any statements also from us relating to what is currently in the headlines relating to Speaker Jetton and Representative Wood.


The Speaker continues to refuse comment on this issue.

From the state capitol, this is Ben DeMeyer.