JEFFERSON CITY — The top of an unprecedented legislative session throughout an unprecedented nationwide emergency comes Friday for Missouri lawmakers.
After lacking six weeks of their annual January-through-Could session due to the unfold of COVID-19, the Home and Senate are poised to wrap up their enterprise at 6 p.m.
Points nonetheless on the desk as lawmakers labored into Thursday evening embody the long-sought creation of a prescription drug monitoring program, a large crime bundle and a bunch of transportation-related proposals.
Backroom negotiations had been underway throughout the Capitol Thursday as Gov. Mike Parson met with particular person lawmakers who had been balking at varied provisions that had been tucked away into omnibus payments.
“There was no arm-twisting,” Parson advised reporters at his each day press briefing.
The governor traveled to Cape Girardeau on Thursday and goes to the Ford truck plant in Claycomo on Friday to spotlight his efforts to jump-start the financial system.
He mentioned he was glad to see the Home and Senate sending payments to his desk after lawmakers hit the pause button in mid-March.
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