Two bills that would provide incentives for building underground data storage centers and for drawing amateur sporting events to Missouri have cleared a State House committee.
They’re now headed to the House floor. If they pass there, Majority Floor Leader Tim Jones (R, Eureka) says he thinks they’ll have a fair shot at being passed by the Missouri Senate.
Missouri’s special legislative session is over.
President Pro-tem Rob Mayer (R, Dexter) adjourned the Missouri Senate exactly seven weeks after lawmakers returned to Jefferson City. Only two bills were passed, the “Facebook Fix” and a high-tech jobs measure – but the top priority, an economic development bill, died because House and Senate leaders couldn’t agree on expiration dates for historic preservation and low-income housing tax credits.
Most of the new laws passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year officially took effect over the weekend, on August 28.
They include the controversial ban on late-term abortions that Governor Jay Nixon (D) allowed to become law without his signature.
For the second time this week, the Missouri House has taken a day off from floor action.
And once again, it’s tied to the struggle between the House and Senate over congressional redistricting.
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