Special Session in Jefferson City Unlikely
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Some Missouri lawmakers want Gov. Jay Nixon to call a special session related to business tax incentives or a nuclear power plant. But unless an urgent need arises, a special session appears unlikely.
Nixon has said he will call a special session only when there is "an overriding need" and a "broad consensus."
Consensus could form on any of those issues. But it is more difficult to achieve consensus without urgency, such as a specific deadline for action.
People involved in the effort to bring a Chinese cargo company to St. Louis, and in plans for a second nuclear plant, acknowledge that there is not yet any specific date by which Missouri lawmakers must act to preserve the possibility of those projects.