Chad Livengood
Springfield News-Leader
September 18, 2009

[efoods]State Rep. Bob Dixon, who is chairing an interim committee probing the state’s intelligence gathering operations, opposes closing the controversial Missouri Information Analysis Center.

“I just don’t see that being a logical choice,” Dixon told the News-Leader. “That’s one thing that I’d say is off the table.”

MIAC has been embattled since March when a “strategic report” the agency authored on the “modern militia movement” leaked out into the press, sparking a firestorm of backlash from social conservatives who believed they were being politically profiled by law enforcement.

After gathering public input on MIAC during four public hearings, the House’s Interim Committee on State Intelligence Analysis Oversight is at a crossroads in its mission.

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