Blunt Invites Illinois Governor to Meet about Bridge

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Friday, February 02 2007 Feb 2, 2007 Friday, February 02, 2007 5:09:09 PM CST February 02, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri's governor has invited his Illinois counterpart, Rod Blagojevich, to meet with him on several topics, including how to pay for a new Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis. Matt Blunt says he'd like to chat with Blagojevich about regional concerns that also include job creation and renewable fuel production. Blunt says that by working together, the two states can address issues and identify mutually beneficial solutions. A Blagojevich spokesman says the invitation hasn't yet been accepted. Officials from the two states disagree on how to pay for the billion dollar bridge. Missouri leaders want to charge tolls, something Illinois won't endorse.

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