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Plan heads to Senate

April 5, 2001
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

Gov. Bob Holden's transportation plan cleared the House, but not without opposition from Republican leadership. Aaron Cummins has the story in Jefferson City--

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Holden's plan to spend nearly 700 million dollars on transportation passed the House by a close 83-71 margin... with nearly all Republicans voting against the plan.

Republican leader Catherine Hanaway says the question to ask Missouri voters is simple.

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Contents: Hanaway says it is unlikely voters will want to pay more taxes to fix roads.

Holden's so-called "total" transportation plan now heads to the Senate for further discussion.

In Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.


Republican opposition to Gov. Bob Holden's transportation plan slowed down debate in Missouri's House, but the plan eventually cleared the House. Aaron Cummins has the story.

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Holden's plan to raise sales and gas taxes to fund transportation passed by a slight margin.

But, not without strong opposition from Republicans, including Representative Ken Legan.

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Contents: Legan says he'd be willing to put his political career on the line for a good transportation plan, but won't for this plan because he thinks increasing the sales tax is wrong.

Some Republicans see a vote for this tax increase as political suicide.

Nevertheless, the Holden plan moved through the House and now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate for more debate.

In Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.