Just eight of the more than 60 measures approved by the Missouri House and Senate during the 2017 regular session have been signed into law by Gov. Eric Greitens. The remaining measures have been sent to his desk and await action.
Greitens, a Republican in his first year as governor, has until July 14 to either sign or veto the bills. Unsigned bills automatically become law on Aug. 28.
Key legislation left to be considered includes:
- The fiscal year 2018 budget, which includes K-12 funding of $3.4 billion, a 6.6 percent cut to higher-education spending and $45 million in new funding for the Missouri State Employees Retirement System, or MOSERS
- A measure that would bar local minimum wages from exceeding the state-mandated wage floor
- A measure that would make it much more difficult for an employee to win a workplace discrimination suit
- A bill that would put Missouri in line with stricter federal ID protocols
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