Special Session in Jefferson City Unlikely

8 years 6 months 8 hours ago Sunday, May 22 2011 May 22, 2011 Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:27:17 PM CDT May 22, 2011 in News
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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.

 

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