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Two legislative remonstrances proposed against Representative Charles Troupe

April 6, 2000
By: Laetitia Thompson
State Capital Bureau

Two remonstrances against St. Louis Representative Charles Troupe were introduced in both the House and the Senate in direct response to racist accusations made by Troupe during Charles Jaco's show Tuesday.

Laetitia Thompson has more from the state capitol.

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While discussing the airport governance issue Troupe labeled Senate Republican Leader Steve Ehlmann racist.

Now St. Louis County Senator Francis Flotron has introduced one of two remonstrances to defend Elhman and St. Charles.

Calling a remonstrance the equivalent to a legislative dunce cap, Flotron says his resolution asks for Troupe to apologize to Ehlmann.

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OutCue: "TOLERATE IT."
Contents: FLOTRON SAYS HE THINKS EVERYBODY KNOWS EHLMANN AND ST. CHARLES COUNTY ARE NOT RACIST AND DOESN'T THINK THE LEGISLATURE SHOULD TOLERATE TROUPE'S COMMENTS.

Troupe continues to insist he will not apologize to Ehlmann.

From Jefferson City, I'm Laetitia Thompson.


Senate Republican Leader Steve Ehlmann responded with caution to two proposed House and Senate remonstrances defending him from racist accusations.

Laetitia Thompson has the story from the state capitol.

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While discussing the airport goverance issue during Charles Jaco's show Tuesday, St. Louis Representative Charles Troupe called Ehlmann and his St. Charles constituency racist.

Ehlmann says the remonstrance is probably the right thing to do but thinks refocusing on the airport goverance issue is more important.

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RunTime: 16 SEC
OutCue: "CONTROL OF THE AIRPORT."
Contents: EHLMAN SAYS THE TIME SPENT ON TALKING ABOUT THE RIDICULOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST ST. CHARLES COUNTY AND HIMSELF IS WASTING TIME THAT COULD BE SPENT ON TALKING ABOUT THE AIRPORT.

Troupe says he has no intention of offering Ehlmann an apology.

From Jefferson City, I'm Laetitia Thompson.