At Missouri Legislature’s midpoint, GOP leaders tout progress

The halfway point of the Missouri Legislature’s 2018 session has arrived, and, despite the legal troubles surrounding Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, leaders of the GOP supermajorities in the House and Senate say they are progressing toward their legislative goals.

Democratic leaders disagree.

But, ahead of their spring recess last year, the Missouri Senate had given initial approval to 16 bills. This year, they have approved 72.

Both chambers have approved versions of legislation making it easier for utilities to increase rates. The Senate voted in favor of a reduction in taxes for telephone companies. The House members approved a repeal of the state’s prevailing wage law.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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