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Governor Roger Wilson Addresses Missouri Legislature With Humor

January 4, 2001
By: Seth Bachelier
State Capital Bureau

Governor Roger Wilson addressed a joint session of the Missouri legislature today with encouragement to fulfill civic duties and also a dose of humor. Seth Bachelier has the story from Jefferson City...

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Governor Roger Wilson stressed the importance of several issues today in front of the Missouri legislature.

Wilson addressed education and teacher salaries along with his desire to pay homage to the late governor Mel Carnahan.

And House Republican leader Catherine Hanaway said he did it with enthusiasm.

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House Republican leader Catherine Hanaway said Roger Wilson's speech today was the type of speech that makes children want to be governor.

Wilson's plan would include a memorial in Carnahan's name, a riverfront museum, potential office space and more parking.

However, the estimated cost is nearly thirty-one million dollars.

Although the idea is pleasant, some legislators say that the outcome will be based on the precise details of the project.

From Jefferson City, I'm Seth Bachelier.


It was a combination of work and play today as Governor Roger Wilson addressed a joint session of the Missouri legislature. Seth Bachelier has the story from Jefferson City...

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In between jokes Governor Roger Wilson managed to focus on the necessity of improving education and teacher salaries along with other issues.

House Republican leader Catherine Hanaway said the speech had two motives.

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House Republican leader Catherine Hanaway says she thinks that Wilson was trying to enjoy himself and also set an agenda for the upcoming legislature.

Wilson also touched on building a state museum and a memorial for the late Governor Mel Carnahan.

Some legislators say the thirty-one million dollar plan sounds good, but it will depend on the precise details.

From Jefferson City, I'm Seth Bachelier.