Koster said, “I think that the General Assembly has moved pass, sort of, the partisan back-and-forth over the E. coli issue itself,”
That controversy over E.coli at the beaches has apparently gone away. You’ll remember when Governor Jay Nixon’s administration withheld information about E.coli and it got legislators investigating the situation, and the governor said if any was found anywhere in Missouri, it would be closed?
Kostner said lawmakers want to address the now more important issue of the lake’s water quality for the next several years.
“Now, my hope is that stage two of this discussion is really, ‘How do we keep the Lake the clean water, crown jewel, recreational destination of the Midwest for the next 20 years?’ says Koster. “We want to give them a set of proposals just for their consideration.”
Koster wants the white paper written, finished and in legislators hands by the first of December.