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Missouri Senate votes to slash Education Commissioner's salary

Date: April 28, 2014
By: Hanna Battah
State Capitol Bureau

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The Missouri Senate voted Monday to slash the salary of the Department of Education Commissioner.
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Wrap: Democratic Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal says she hopes her amendment will make a statement to the commissioner about being upfront with information to legislators.

The amendment eliminates the Department of Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro's salary from the state budget.

Republican Senator David Pearce expressed concerns about a possible repercussion of the amendment.

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Description: So what would happen if there was a vacancy this upcoming year and then we had a new commissioner that was brought in? This money would not be there for a new commissioner.

However, the amendment's statement got support from Republican Senator Kurt Shaefer, who said he agrees with some of her frustrations with government agencies.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hanna Battah.

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The Missouri Senate voted Monday to slash the salary of the Department of Education Commissioner.
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Wrap: Democratic Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal says Department of Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro has not been upfront and reliable in providing information to lawmakers.

Chappelle-Nadal says she hopes her amendment-- which eliminates the commissioner's salary from the state budget-- will make a statement to government agencies.

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Description: I have this amendment to make some really significant points. And I'll start off, I'll tell you the people of my community are not satisfied with the commmissioner.

Chappelle-Nadal's position got support from Republican Senator Kurt Shaefer, who said he agrees with some of her frustrations with government agencies.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hanna Battah.


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