Missouri Lawmakers Return from Midsession Break

Posted: Mar 24, 2013 1:49 PM
Updated: Mar 24, 2013 1:50 PM

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers return to the Capitol with a to-do list that includes the budget and various legislative priorities such as taxes, economic incentives and a fund for injured workers.

The Legislature recessed this past week for its midsession break. Lawmakers are scheduled to resume debate Monday.

House Speaker Tim Jones said his chamber likely will tackle the roughly $24 billion budget this week. The House also plans action on limiting noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases, addressing an insolvent fund for disabled workers and focusing on taxes and economic incentives.

Senators have approved nine of their priorities, including changes to the Second Injury Fund and a measure that would reduce the state income tax while increasing the sales tax.

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