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Governor's Chief of Staff is a no show for the Senate's Special Committee Hearing

September 6, 2001
By: Rachel Busacker
State Capital Bureau

Julie Gibson, Chief of Staff for Govenor Holden, in a written letter refused to attend the first hearing of a special Senate Committee investigating the governor's order letting unions seek fees from non-union state workers.

Rachel Busacker has the story from Jefferson City:

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The meeting was called to review the legality of Gov. Holden's executive order on collective barganing.

Gibson wrote that legislators have the right to review executive branch decisions, but do not the process used to develope those decisions

Republican committee members were upset with her absence.

St. Louis Counnty Senator John Loudon:


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Contents: Loudon is upset that Gibson said she was coming and then cancelled.

The Senate Committee will meet again next week to discuss more questions regarding Holden's executive powers.

The committee chairman also said he might go after a subpoena to force the chief of staff to testify.

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