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Talent gives his own address

January 19, 2000
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

Unlike the governor, Jim Talent says he has a plan for Missouri's highways. Aaron Cummins has more from Jefferson City--

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Governor Carnahan said he doesn't have a plan for fixing roads in a press conference following his State of the State address.

But, gubernatorial candidate Jim Talent says he's tired of that wait-and-see attitude.

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Contents: [157K WAV file - GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Talent says the government hasn't done anything about road problems and anyone who drives in Missouri knows it.]

Talent says as governor he would re-develop a 15-year plan to maintain highways and make Missouri's roads safer for everyone.

From the state capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins for KMOX-News.


A candidate for governor says there are many things that need to be done to fix problems in Missouri-- and he says the current governor isn't getting the job done. Aaron Cummins has more from Jefferson City--

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Jim Talent pointed out problems with urban education, highways and drugs in an address he dubbed the "Republican State of the State Speech."

Talent says more has to be done to help the state's schools.

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Contents: Talent says there's a problem when kids do worse as they go on in school.

Talent says while more money is going to fund education, less of it is making it to the classroom.

He says that needs to change. From the capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins for KMOX-News.


A candidate for governor took a hard line stance against methamphetamines in a speech today in the capitol. Aaron Cummins has more from Jefferson City--

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Republican Jim Talent says he wants to make the fight against meth the number one law enforcement priority in Missouri government.

He says that includes tougher penalties for people who make or sell the drug.

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Contents: Talent says a message needs to be sent to the pushers of meth.

Talent says he'll provide police with what they need to stop meth production.

From the state capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins for KMOX-News.