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Partisan Fighting Continues

January 8, 1997
By: Phill Brooks
State Capital Bureau

As it did last year, the Missouri House began its 1997 session with a fight between the two political parties. Phill Brooks has the story from Jefferson City:

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Both Republicans and Democrats have saying that the voters want bi-partisan cooperation.

But the first House vote on the first resolution of the very first day of the legislative session split right down party lines.

It involves a on-going argument between the two parties over rules of the House.

The House Republican leader is Mark Richardson:

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But Richardson also said he thinks there's the opportunity for a more harmonious session this year.

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