The Marshall Chamber of Commerce held a legislative breakfast Friday morning. Both Senator David Pearce and Representative Dean Dohrman spoke on their activities in Jefferson City. Councilperson Dan Brandt served as emcee. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Brandt:
Representative Dohrman announced a piece of legislation regarding two historical figures in Johnson and Saline County. A compromise has been reached regarding Missouri’s State Dog.
Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Dohrman:
Both Jim the Wonder Dog, in Marshall, and Old Drum, in Warrensburg, have been nominated for the honor. The compromise would name Old Drum as Missouri’s State Historical Dog and would designate Jim as the State Wonder Dog.
The bill has cleared the Senate General Laws Committee and is now on the perfection calendar. Senator David Pearce says it will likely be debated in the Senate next week.
Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Pearce:
There is some opposition in the Missouri Senate from people who dislike designations like this. Pearce said he believes they can help tourism, and frequently get youth involved in the political process.