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Proposal Would Cut Red Tape for Missouri Schools

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By Catherine Welch, KBIA

Columbia, MO – Missouri lawmakers will start a new session Wednesday and one lawmaker wants to get rid of some red tape for schools.

State Representative Jack Jackson says he'll push to let school districts sell property valued at less than $500 without state approval.

Jackson says his legislation would also let districts rent out their schools. "These facilities they are out there and not being used and if some body wanted to come in and pay and defer the costs they could use these facilities.," says Jackson, a Republican from Wildwood. "There would be certain rules and regulations that would be required."

Republicans will control the new General Assembly by a larger margin, starting Wednesday. Republican Matt Blunt will be sworn in as Governor next week.

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