Gov. Jay Nixon says legislation changing the date of Missouri's 2012 presidential primary will be on the agenda for a planned special session in September.
Nixon announced this week he plans to order the House and Senate back to Jefferson City to overhaul the state's business incentives.
St. Louis city leaders say that returning control of the city's police department should be a priority during any upcoming special session of the General Assembly.
Speaking Wednesday, leaders of the Republican controlled state House and Senate said they didn't see any problem with passing the measure.
But not everyone is on board with that plan.
St. Louis County Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been a vocal critic of local control in the past and says it should not be part of any special session.
Updated 3:46 p.m.
St. Louis business leaders are praising a move by state lawmakers and the governor to take up a broad-ranging package of economic incentives.
Governor Nixon announced Thursday that he will call a special session in September to talk address jobs and economic development
Chief among the package is $360 million in tax incentives for Lamber-St. Louis International Airport.
Updated 5:26 p.m. with further detail and comment from lawmakers
Updated 2:24 p.m. with statement from office of Gov. Nixon on special session
A statement issued today from Scott Holste, a spokesperson for Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon, announces that the governor will call the Missouri legislature into special session.
The date of the special session has not been determined.
Gov. Jay Nixon today indicated he may be ready to call the Missouri General Assembly back to Jefferson City to finish work on a stalled economic development bill.
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