Water Commission's Makeup Questioned

1 decade 5 months 3 weeks ago December 28, 2006 Dec 28, 2006 Thursday, December 28 2006 Thursday, December 28, 2006 6:41:33 PM CST in News
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But Gov. Blunt's office says the appointment of a Republican majority is merely a commonsense solution to a vague law. The commission oversees Missouri's water quality regulations. It used to have six members, with the law saying no more than three could belong to the same political party. Missouri lawmakers expanded the board to seven members in 2002, without changing the language on parties. Right now, the commission has four Republicans, two Democrats and one vacancy. Blunt's office says its reasonable to assume that the additional member would have come from either the Republican or Democratic parties.

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