Stephanie Levy (Lee-vee) has more from the State Capitol.
Opponents of the bill have kept it from passing for almost a month. Kansas City Democratic Senator Victor Callahan called it a "Ted Kennedy-esque" mandate, and Republican Senator Luann Ridgeway says the bill borders on socialism.
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On the other side, the bill's sponsor said bio-diesel would improve the environment. Stouffer said during the debate the bill cannot be put to rest.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Stephanie Levy.
Stephanie Levy (Lee-vee) has more from Jefferson City.
The bill's sponsor, Republican Senator Bill Stouffer, says the bill would have a positive impact on the environment.
While opponents of the bill say it would hurt Missouri farmers, Stouffer disagrees.
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The Senate debated the proposal for much of the night, and added over half a dozen amendments to the bill.
Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Stephanie Levy.