House members say Gov. Nixon tried to influence their votes

Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 10:29 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Two Republican House members have signed sworn statements backing up their assertions that a staffer for Gov. Jay Nixon improperly tried to influence their votes. They claimed last week that the aide suggested they would be rewarded if they voted for a budget bill funding a Medicaid expansion. A Nixon spokesman called the accusations baseless.

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