Show-Me Kansas City Landfill Showdown

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This GOP crusader is not the hero we deserve, but the one we need right now . . .

Sen. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, held the Senate floor for more than four hours Thursday, preventing the chamber from taking procedural votes to begin the day’s work. He threatened to continue his filibuster until the Senate approves legislation he said was essential to protect his constituents’ property rights.

“You’ve got the wrong person,” Brattin said. “You messed with the wrong Marine. I’ll do whatever it takes.”

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Filibuster over KC landfill bill ends, Missouri Senate puts spending bills on deck for debate * Missouri Independent

A filibuster consumed about nine hours of the Missouri Senate's time as the Friday deadline to pass the $50 billion state budget loomed, putting a dispute over a bill designed to kill a proposed landfill in south Kansas City into the spotlight. Sen.

Filibuster stalls passage of bill that could kill proposed Kansas City landfill

A filibuster in the Missouri Senate prevented the passage of House Bill 909, a bill that could kill a south Kansas City landfill proposal.

Missouri senator filibusters, demands action on landfill bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Missouri senator from Cass County spent the day trying to convince other lawmakers to follow his lead. Sen. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, filibustered for hours Thursday, demanding his fellow senators take action on a bill that could create a larger buffer zone between landfills and neighborhoods.