Senate Denies Water Commissioner Appointment

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Wednesday, January 31 2007 Jan 31, 2007 Wednesday, January 31, 2007 1:14:10 PM CST January 31, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The state Senate has held up an appointee to the Clean Water Commission because of a problem in state law. A 2002 law expanded the commission from six to seven people. But it failed to change a section allowing no more than three members to be of the same political party. Governor Blunt has appointed four Republicans to the commission that oversees water quality regulations. Wednesday, the Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee refused to confirm one of those Republicans, Jan Tupper of Joplin. Senate President Pro Tem Michael Gibbons says Tupper's appointment was held up so the Legislature could change the 2002 law to allow four commissioners from the same political party. Blunt could reappoint Tupper after that change is made.

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