Missouri Legislature Down To Final Few Days

The Missouri Legislature will officially adjourn on Friday, May 17. Unfortunately, several highly charged, highly-partisan issues have been left to the end for approval or rejection, and that strategy could imperil many important issues that have met with general approval earlier in the year.

One bill, HB 337 that would establish the Senior Growth and Development Fund, is waiting for final approval, but could be blocked by filibuster tactics on the Senate side of the legislature. Two bills, one that would regulate abortion in Missouri and another that would redefine how legislative redistricting takes place after the next census, are at the center of the filibuster. If the debate is not resolved before week’s end, no more legislation will pass and many important bills will simply die for lack of action.

For a recap of how the session is unfolding, read this interesting recap of the current legislative wrangling at stltoday.com.


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