St. Louis Public Radio News
6:38 pm
Fri August 19, 2005

Special session will cost thousands

Jefferson City, MO. – It will cost about $100,000 a week when the Legislature convenes for a special session early next month to deal with abortion and other topics.

That figure is based on cost estimates provided to The Associated Press by House and Senate staff.

Lawmakers are paid mileage and an extra amount, to cover things like food and housing, while they're in session.

The Legislature also pays for staff members who are only here when they are meeting, along with printing and other costs.

Lawmakers are expected to take up a handful of issues during the session that begins September 6.

The veto session begins September 14.