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Missouri's 2007-2008 Blue Book Revealed

Date: November 27, 2007
By: Carly Robertson
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Missouri's annual Blue Book that offers resources from state government services to salary overviews was revealed by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. Carly Robertson was at the revealing and has more.

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The 66th edition of the manual was released at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.

This book is no small book as it boosts over 1500 pages.

Missourians can find anything from information on the state bird to government offices to their professor's salary between the blue covers.  Carnahan says this year's editions has a few positive changes.

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Description: "The main difference is we're using recycled paper and soy ink which I think is a step in the right direction. It also provides a lot more information via the Internet."


A Missouri statute requires the state to publish 40,000 copies of the book each year. Copies will be sent to each public school in the state, every public library, as well as  legislators. Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Carly Robertson.
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Secretary of State Robin Carnahan revealed the 66th edition of the Blue Book.  

The book has over 1550 pages and is one of the largest editions ever published.

But Carnahan says putting the information exclusively online is prohibited because of a state statute which requires the publication. 

 

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Description:  "You know we do have an online version as well. Right now it's in the statutes and it's required that we print 40,000 of these and so we print them and I'll tell you Missourians love them."


This year the book is more environmentally friendly as Walsworth Publishing used recycled paper and soy ink.

Dr. Gordon Lamb, interim president of the University of Missouri system, spoke about this book's dedication- the spirit of Missouri innovation.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Carly Robertson.