States’ rights ties up Senate

Advocates of states rights try to set Missouri apart from the new federal healthcare law and can’t get over the hump in their first extended discussion. The Senate has spent nine hours arguing whether Missouri can forbid the federal government from requiring some Missourians to buy health insurance and whether the federal governments can penalize those that don’t.

Here are a couple of excerpts from the debate (which stopped at 10 p.m. last night) This segment includes an amendment from Senator Joelee Justice that was defeated and a Q&A with Senator Robin Wright-Jones and sponsor Jane Cunningham. AUDIO: Final 90 min

via Missourinet.com – Story by Bob Priddy

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