Mo. Legislators Prepare for Final Week of Session
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.