State lawmakers united in opposition to more special sessions

Missouri lawmakers from both sides of the aisle appear to agree that Gov. Eric Greitens should not call them back to Jefferson City for any more special sessions.

An informal survey taken by lawmakers from both parties did not reveal a single person that could identify an issue worthy of Greitens calling a third special session.

Greitens has called two special sessions since the end of regular session in May. He called the first to address the regulation of utility rates for industrial users, in hopes of enticing two facilities to open in southeast Missouri. He later called lawmakers back again to strengthen abortion regulations in the state.

The two special sessions have cost taxpayers about $146,000, The Kansas City Star estimates.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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