Rep. Zweifel to petition placing MOHELA bill on ballot
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Rep. Zweifel to petition placing MOHELA bill on ballot

Date: May 7, 2007
By: Kevin Gehl
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: After approval of Gov. Blunt's proposed sale of MOHELA assets, Rep. Zweifel vows to petition moving decision to ballot in November of 2008. Kevin Gehl (GAIL) spoke with the Representative at the state Capitol. RunTime:
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Representative Clint Zweifel says that a MOHELA sale should be approved by voters.

The Democrat from St. Louis County vows to submit a referendum petition of the Governor's proposed sale of MOHELA assets.

 
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Description: I think it's important to give voters a chance. Consistently, 70% of voters say that this doesn't pass the "smell test," I think it's important to give them some real discussion.

If accepted, the petition would pass the bill onto ballots during the November 2008 election.

Zweifel's petition would require signatures from at least five percent of legal voters in six of Missouri's nine congressional districts by May 30.

From the state Capitol, I'm Kevin Gehl.

 


Intro: With less than a month to collect necessary signatures, Representative Zweifel sees value in referendum petition to allow voters to approve MOHELA sale. Kevin Gehl has more from the state Capitol.

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Following the passage of the Governor's MOHELA asset sale, Representative Clint Zweifel says he will fight to give voters the final say.

The Democrat from St. Louis County vows to file a referendum petition to move the decision to the November 2008 ballot.

Chairman of the Senate education committee Gary Nodler claims the petition has no value.

Zweifel disagrees.

 
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Description: I think all referendum are a leap of faith in the beginning to see what interest is, see what voters opinions are on the issue.

The deadline for petition signatures from voters would be May 30.

From the state Capitol, I'm Kevin Gehl. 

 


Intro: Rep. Zweifel will submit referendum petition to allow angry voters to stop a MOHELA sale in the November 2008 election. Kevin Gehl (GAIL) has more from the state Capitol.  RunTime:
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With the general assembly's passage of the Governor's MOHELA asset sale, Representative Clint Zweifel will call upon voters to stop the passage.

The Democrat from St. Louis County will submit a referendum petition in hopes of moving the MOHELA bill to the November 2008 ballot.

Zweifel says that angry voters will oppose the general assembly's decision.

 
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Run Time: 00:20
Description: There are two types of people with MOHELA opinions: people that think it's bad policy and are voting against it, and people that think it's bad policy, but are voting for it. I have a hard time finding anyone that thinks MOHELA long term is a good public policy.

Petition signatures by voters are due by May 30.

From the state Capitol, I'm Kevin Gehl. 

 


Intro: After approval of Gov. Blunt's proposed sale of MOHELA assets, Rep. Zweifel vows to petition moving decision to ballot in November of 2008. Kevin Gehl (GAIL) spoke with the Representative at the state Capitol. RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

Representative Clint Zweifel says that a MOHELA sale should be approved by voters.

The Democrat from St. Louis County vows to submit a referendum petition of the Governor's proposed sale of MOHELA assets.

 
Actuality:  ZWEIFEL1.WAV
Run Time: 00:14
Description: I think it's important to give voters a chance. Consistently, 70%% of voters say that this doesn't pass the "smell test," I think it's important to give them some real discussion.

If accepted, the petition would pass the bill onto ballots during the November 2008 election.

Zweifel's petition would require signatures from at least five percent of legal voters in six of Missouri's nine congressional districts by May 30.

From the state Capitol, I'm Kevin Gehl.