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Democrats Unviel Their Plan to Repair Roads

January 25, 2000
By: Missy Shelton
State Capital Bureau

Democratic lawmakers unveil a plan for financing road repair in the state.

Missy Shelton has more from Jefferson City.

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House and Senate democrats are taking a page from Congressman Jim Talent's plan to finance road repair.

They want to issue bonds.

Talent, the likely Republican candidate for governor wants to issue up to 10 billion dollars in bonds but democrats say it should be 2 billion dollars.

House Speaker Pro Temp Jim Kreider says Talent's plan could compromise the state's bond rating.

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Contents: Speaker Pro Temp Jim Kreider says good bond ratings are critical to the state.[62K WAV file - Jim Kreider]

Steve Ehlmann, the top Republican in the Senate says he's pleased to see both parties agree bonds can finance road repair.

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