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Govenor Holden files a motion to dismiss collective bargaining case

October 25, 2001
By: Rachel Busacker
State Capital Bureau
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Governor Holden filed a motion to dismiss Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder's petition which questions the legality of his executive order on collective bargaining. Rachel Busacker has the story from Jefferson City.

Govenor Holden's motion to dismiss says Kinder's petition is not representative of the Missouri legislature and lacks the legislature's approval.

Holden also claims courts should not become involved with political disputes, leaving them to the legislative and executive branches to decide.

Finally, Holden states that because collective bargaining was issued through an executive order and not legislation, it was within his power. Therefore, Kinder's claims are not legit.

Attorney General, Jay Nixon, summitted the motion to dismiss.

From Jefferson City, Rachel Busacker for KOMX News.