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GOP picks Speaker

Date: September 12, 2007
By: Elizabeth Ford
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Republican House Representatives selected Joplin's Ron Richard over St. Louis County Republican Allen Icet as Speaker-elect during Wednesday's annual veto session.   

Beth Ford has more from Jefferson City.

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Republicans selected Joplin Representative Ron Richard as Speaker-elect for the 2009 legislative session.

 

Richard will serve in the most powerful House position, if the Republicans hold on to the majority through 2008. But Richard isn't worried.

 

Actuality:  RICHARD2.WAV
Run Time: 00:10
Description: "We have a better plan, we do a better job, we're very aware of what happened in Washington D.C.  And we know why we're here and what it took us to get here, and we won't forget that."


 

Perryville Republican Steve Tilley is the new majority leader, and Bryan Pratt of Blue Springs is the new Speaker Pro-Tem.

 

From the state capitol, I'm Beth Ford, 1120 KMOX News.


Intro: Republicans filled powerful positions in the House of Representative on Wednesday during the veto session at the state capitol.

Beth Ford has more from Jefferson City.

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OutCue: SOC

Joplin Republican Ron Richard is the Speaker-elect of the House, that is if the Republicans hold on to the majority into the 2009 session.

 

Richard will work closely with current Speaker Rod Jetton before he succeeds to the most powerful position in the House.

 

Actuality:  RICHARD1.WAV
Run Time: 00:09
Description: "Speaker Jetton and I will have a conversation in the near future and kind of see what my role is.  But mostly be to support him, and his efforts, his ideas.  He is the captain of the ship."

 

Perryville Republican Allen Tilley is the new majority leader and Republicans confirmed Bryan Pratt of Blue Springs for Speaker Pro-Tem.

 

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Beth Ford, 1120 KMOX News.


Intro: Republican House Representatives selected Joplin's Ron Richard over St. Louis County Republican Allen Icet as Speaker-elect during Wednesday's annual veto session.   

Beth Ford has more from Jefferson City.

RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

Republicans selected Joplin Representative Ron Richard as Speaker-elect for the 2009 legislative session.

 

Richard will serve in the most powerful House position, if the Republicans hold on to the majority through 2008. But Richard isn't worried.

 

Actuality:  RICHARD2.WAV
Run Time: 00:10
Description: "We have a better plan, we do a better job, we're very aware of what happened in Washington D.C.  And we know why we're here and what it took us to get here, and we won't forget that."


 

Perryville Republican Steve Tilley is the new majority leader, and Bryan Pratt of Blue Springs is the new Speaker Pro-Tem.

 

From the state capitol, I'm Beth Ford, 1120 KMOX News.