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Ehlmann calls for hearing on Station Casino subpeonas

September 13, 2000
By: Laetitia Thompson
State Capital Bureau

It might be his last day on the floor of the Missouri Senate, but St. Charles Republican Steve Ehlmann didn't leave quietly.

Laetitia Thompson has more from the State Capitol.

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Elhmann called for an investigation of possible illegal activities between Station Casino and a former chairman of the Missouri Gaming Commission.

The senator says the casino paid a lobbyist of the commission half a million dollars in bonuses.

But Ehlmann says what really happened remains unclear because Station Casino officials ignored subpeonas.

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Contents: Everybody wants to know what did this guy do to get a half million dollar bonus. And they may come in and take the fifth or they may come in and say I don't remember. But I think the public wants them to come in and testify.

Ehlmann says before he leaves the Senate for good, he wants new subpeonas issued or the current ones enforced by a circuit judge.

From Jefferson City, I'm Laetitia Thompson, KMOX news. Date:September 13, 2000


On his last day on the Missouri Senate Floor, Republican floor leader Steve Ehlmann didn't leave quietly.

Laetitia Thompson has more from the State Capitol.

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Ehlmann lashed out against reports of an illegal relationship between a Station Casino lobbyist and the former chairman of the Missouri Gaming Commission.

Ehlmann used the incident to highlight how campaign finance reform overlooks the potent effects of lobbyist money.

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OutCue: "and lobby them."
Contents: Its amazing that people want to talk about campaign reform...yet while you spend a thousand dollars on this campaign, you can spend one-hundred thousand dollars getting somebody to lobby them.

Ehlmann says he is seeking a judgeship and will not run for Senate reelection.