Gov. Nixon withdraws more than 80 appointments

Thursday, February 4, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has withdrawn more than 80 appointments, including three who have faced trouble winning approval from the Republican-controlled chamber.

Appointments for former Democratic Party chairman John Temporiti to the Missouri Housing Development Commission; former House member Bill Ransdall to the state Tax Commission; and former House member Phil Smith to the Administrative Hearing Commission ran into trouble.

The appointments were made when the legislature was not in session, so senators had 30 days to approve them. For many of the appointees, senators did not have enough time to review them. Senate President Pro Tem Charlie Shields, a Republican from St. Joseph, said he expects many of the selections to be reappointed.

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