Friday, July 29, 2011

Nixon expects results from special session

JACKSON, MO (KRCU) - Governor Jay Nixon says that he is confident that the Missouri General Assembly will accomplish a long list of overdue business when it reconvenes for a special session in September.

The legislature will take up an economic development bill and a bill to invest in scientific and high-tech industries.

Nixon said that the General Assembly will also work on natural disaster relief and moving Missouri’s Presidential primary date.

He thinks that these items should all pass during the special session.

"Most of these measures, other than the disaster stuff, have been worked on by the legislature for a couple of years. The Science Reinvestment Act bill has been worked on for a couple of years. I think it’s now in a place that it can pass. Most of them have had votes in either the House or the Senate. So we’re not talking about starting over. And I think that’s one of the advantages we have," Nixon said.

Nixon described the special session’s legislative agenda as items “that didn’t quite get done at the end of the last session.”

No date is set for the September session.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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