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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican House leaders had pledged an investigation after allegations of a hostile workplace were made against the directors of Missouri's agriculture and labor departments.

But that now appears unlikely to happen.

State Rep. Casey Guernsey had been picked in November by House Speaker Tim Jones to lead the Bipartisan Investigatory Committee on State Department Workplace Abuse. Guernsey was specifically focused on hostile workplace allegations against former Agriculture Department Director Jon Hagler.

But Guernsey told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he now has no plans to hold any hearings. Guernsey says he's satisfied with Nixon's appointment of Richard Fordyce as the new agriculture director.

Guernsey says Fordyce was his childhood neighbor in northwest Missouri and a sponsor for his Future Farmers of America program in high school.

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