Greitens calling lawmakers back for special session

Less than a week after Missouri lawmakers left town after a tumultuous finish to their annual legislative session, Gov. Eric Greitens is ordering them back to take care of unfinished business.

Using his power to call a special session, the Republican newcomer wants the House and the Senate to act on legislation supporters believe could generate 500 jobs in Missouri’s Bootheel region.

The special session begins at 4 p.m. Monday.

The measure, backed by Rep. Don Rone, R-Portageville, and approved in the House over the course of the four-month regular session, would allow Ameren to charge lower electric rates to large industrial users in the area.

Rone says he is hopeful the special session will focus on job creation.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star

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