The Missouri House has started debating the $23 billion state budget for next year.
The tone of the debate continues to be mild, with Democrats holding the view that there’s not much money to fight over.
The recent move of Missouri House of Representatives members to vote in favor of continuing to allow smoking in their Capitol building offices has drawn some criticism - in the form of a formal complaint.
Rossie Judd of Fenton, Mo. has filed an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint against the policy, saying in her complaint that it denies her "meaningful access to the House of Representatives" as a result.
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