Nixon Leaves Open Possibility of Special Session

7 years 6 months 2 days ago Friday, May 13 2011 May 13, 2011 Friday, May 13, 2011 7:18:46 PM CDT May 13, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Some Missouri lawmakers hope Gov. Jay Nixon will call them into special session to pass an economic development bill.

The Legislature adjourned its annual session Friday without approving legislation to create several new tax breaks, including one intended to make the St. Louis airport a hub for international trade. One of the sticking points between the House and Senate was how to scale back Missouri's current tax credits to cover the cost of the new programs.

Nixon did not rule out the possibility of calling a special session, but he said lawmakers first must reach a consensus on a specific proposal. Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer says he has talked with Nixon about the potential for a special session, though Nixon never promised there would be one.

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