Politics Change in Water Commission

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Saturday, May 19 2007 May 19, 2007 Saturday, May 19, 2007 8:54:44 AM CDT May 19, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- The state's Clean Water Commission would no longer be forced to have equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans under legislation on its way to Governor Blunt. The House voted in the closing minutes of this year's session yesterday to expand the number of commission members from the same political party. Current law prohibits more than three members of the same party on the commission. But the Legislature in 2002 expanded the commission to seven members, but didn't raise the cap on members from the same party. The problem led the Senate earlier this year to refuse to confirm one of Blunt's appointees to the commission. The state Sierra Club chapter complained a fourth Republican would violate state law.

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