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Politically Speaking: Sen. Sifton On The Senate's Role In Veto Session, Ethics Reform And More

Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Beacon

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.

Joining us on this week's show is first year Mo. Senator Scott Sifton of St. Louis County. We've discussed next month's veto session at length, but most of the talk has centered on the House. What will the Senate's role in September be, should a bill come out of the House? Will Senate Democrats filibuster legislation? We also discuss the school transfer situation, as the Senator's district encompasses two of the receiving districts. Sifton has sponsored legislation that would cease all lobbyist gifts, so we close it out by discussing the possibility of serious ethics reform in the state legislature.

Follow Chris McDaniel on Twitter@csmcdaniel

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Follow Sen. Sifton on Twitter@ScottSifton