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Missouri Lawmakers Convene In Jefferson City For The 2021 Session

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Parson will lay out his budget proposal and give his State of the State address on Jan. 27.

As violent extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, state lawmakers convened in Jefferson City for the 2021 Missouri legislative session.

On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, St. Louis Public Radio statehouse reporter Jaclyn Driscoll joined host Sarah Fenske to discuss the major issues likely to be debated this session, including COVID-19 liability protection for businesses, Medicaid expansion and the state budget. They also talked about the priorities of the new speaker of the house, Rep. Rob Vescovo, R-Arnold.

What would you like to see Missouri lawmakers address this year? Send an email to talk@stlpublicradio.org or share your thoughts via our St. Louis on the Air Facebook group, and help inform our coverage.

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill and Lara Hamdan. The audio engineer is Aaron Doerr.

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