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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:30 AM

Missouri House Republicans push for sale of Eleven Point State Park

JEFFERSON CITY A southern Missouri state park on the Eleven Point River could soon be headed for auction.

Republicans still fuming at how former Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon went about buying the 4,200 acres in Oregon County gave initial approval Wednesday to a measure that would force its sale.

In a floor speech, Rep. Jeff Pogue, R-Salem who offered the idea as an amendment to a bill dealing with other land sales reiterated long-standing complaints that money the state received in a settlement with American Smelting and Refining Company should have stayed in communities affected by lead mining to the north of the planned park.

"We'd like to auction this property off and right this wrong," he said.

Read more: https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/21/missouri-house-pushes-sale-eleven-point-state-park/3519983002/

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mr_lebowski Apr 2019 #1

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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:05 AM

1. Oh, yeah, sure Jeff. I'm SUUUUURE once you get that land sold you're gonna make sure the money goes

to sick and disabled people in a particular community harmed by big corporate polluters ...


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