Lawmakers at Loggerheads in Mo. Special Session

8 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Tuesday, September 20 2011 Sep 20, 2011 Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:48:00 AM CDT September 20, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's special legislative session is teetering between collapse and compromise as lawmakers are at loggerheads over a job-creation proposal.

The House canceled a scheduled committee vote Tuesday on its version of a bill that would scale back some of Missouri's existing tax credits and create new incentives for businesses. That came
after key Republican House members said the Senate version passed last week is unacceptable because it gives too much discretion to Gov. Jay Nixon's administration.

Nixon told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he hopes House members will warm up to the idea and still pass the legislation. But Rep. John Diehl, a St. Louis County lawmaker involved in negotiations, says if no consensus is reached in the next couple days that lawmakers may simply end the special session.

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