Missouri Lawmakers: One Week Deadline for Priorities
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Time has nearly run out for Missouri Republicans seeking to complete legislative priorities in their first year with a historic majority in the Legislature. The annual legislative session ends at 6 p.m. Friday. Until then, GOP leaders plan to focus on economic development, requiring drug-testing for welfare recipients and new restrictions on
Other issues awaiting resolution include a new push to require a photo ID to vote and attempts to extend a state prescription drug program that would otherwise expire. Also remaining are bills changing the date of Missouri's presidential primary and revising proposed limits for lawsuits about farm-related nuisances after a previous version was vetoed.
House Speaker Steven Tilley says there are plenty of loose ends but lawmakers are in a good position.