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SENATE GOPERS PROMISE TO BLOCK FOWLER APPOINTMENT

Several Republican senators told The Associated Press that they won't allow the chamber to confirm the appointment of former Rep. Dennis Fowler to the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole. Nixon appointed Fowler to the parole board in December. As a result, Republicans now hold 108 House seats _ one shy of the two-thirds majority needed to override gubernatorial vetoes. Fowler resigned from the House upon his gubernatorial appointment and already is working in the new, higher-paying position. But he cannot remain in the job without Senate confirmation.

AP: Mo. Senate to block parole appointee

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