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The leader of the Senate says the governor has been disrespectful

May 3, 2001
By: Renny MacKay
State Capital Bureau

The Republican leader of the Senate says he will exact revenge on the govenor for a lack of respect. This came after the governor insulted the Republican's transportation plan.

Renny MacKay has more from Jefferson City.

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Senate leader, Peter Kinder, replaced the governor's transportation plan with a proposal of his own.

The governor responded by calling it a "blueprint for disaster" that is fiscally irresponsible.

When told of the governor's reponse, Kinder was visibly upset.

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Contents: Kinder says it is disrespectful and that he can expect retribution. When asked how that will manifest itself, he said it will manifest itself in the blocking of the governor's legislation.

He also said the govenor's prescription drug plan that was passed out of the House is dead.

In Jefferson City, Renny MacKay.


The leader of the Missouri Senate, Republican Peter Kinder, says there is not a transportation crisis in the state. Today/Thursday he replaced the governor's transportation plan with a plan of his own, upsetting the governor, who says there is a crisis.

Renny MacKay has more from Jefferson City.

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Senator Kinder's transportation plan would raise 400 million dollars, without increasing taxes. He says this is a much more responsible proposal than the governor's, which would be one of the largest tax increases in state history.

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Contents: Kinder says the Republicans have come up with an economically feasible proposal. And the governor is one of the biggest taxers in the state's history, and he's raising taxes without good reason because there is no transportation crisis.

Three people die on Missouri roads each day according to the state highway patrol.

The governor says if the state doesn't spend enough money the problems won't be fixed.

And he adds... his plan goes before the people, allowing them to vote down a tax hike.

In Jefferson City, I'm Renny MacKay.


The governor and the leader of the Missouri Senate just can't seem to get along. Today/Thursday they clashed over transportation plans.

Renny MacKay has more from the state capitol.

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Republican and Senate leader Peter Kinder replaced the governor's 700 million dollar transportation plan with his own 400 million dollar plan in the Senate.

Governor Holden says Kinder's proposal is a blueprint for disaster.

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Contents: He says the plan is fiscally recklass and he wants Kinder to get his plan to the floor for debate.

Holden also says replacing his plan was a "dirty trick." Kinder responded to this by saying the governor's plan will be debated on the floor, if a democrat offers to replace his proposal with the governor's.

Kinder says his plan is more responsible because it doesn't involve a tax increase while the governor's does.

From the state capitol, I'm Renny MacKay.


The governor and the leader of the Missouri Senate just can't seem to get along. Thursday they clashed over transportation plans.

Renny MacKay has more from the state capitol.

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Republican and Senate leader Peter Kinder replaced the governor's 700 million dollar transportation plan with his own 400 million dollar plan in the Senate.

Governor Holden says Kinder's proposal is a blueprint for disaster.

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Contents: He says the plan is fiscally recklass and he wants Kinder to get his plan to the floor for debate.

Holden also says replacing his plan was a "dirty trick." Kinder responded to this by saying the governor's plan will be debated on the floor, if a democrat offers to replace his proposal with the governor's.

Kinder says his plan is more responsible because it doesn't involve a tax increase while the governor's does.

From the state capitol, I'm Renny MacKay.


The governor says he hopes to get some cooperation from the Republican Senate leadership on some of his legislation, especially on transportation and prescription drugs for seniors. But the Senate leader says he won't get any help.

Renny MacKay has more from the state capitol.

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Governor Holden appealed to the Senate leadership to debate his transportation plan, he also says he wants the Senate to move on another issue he's pushing.

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Contents: Holden says unfortunately the Senate has not taken up his prescription drug plan, which would help get money to seniors to offset the cost of drugs.

But that's not likely to happen according to Senate leader Peter Kinder.

Kinder says that plan is dead and the governor won't get any help from him passing any other legislation including the governor's transportation plan. Kinder says the governor has been disrectful to him.

In Jefferson City, I'm Renny MacKay.