Mo. Legislators Prepare for Final Week of Session

5 years 2 months 6 days ago Friday, May 10 2013 May 10, 2013 Friday, May 10, 2013 6:26:52 AM CDT May 10, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri lawmakers have gone home for a three-day weekend before wrapping up the 2013 legislative session.

The House and Senate both scrapped a potential Friday session after they completed work Thursday on the state budget. They had faced a constitutional deadline to send the governor a budget by 6 p.m. Friday.

The Legislature must wrap up work on other bills by 6 p.m. on May 17.

In addition to a nearly $25 billion budget, lawmakers have already sent Gov. Jay Nixon a potential $700 million income tax cut.

Next week, legislators are expected to consider a measure to revamp Missouri's tax credit programs. The plan under negotiation would pare back existing tax breaks for historic buildings and low-income housing while creating new several new business incentives.

 

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