Friday Marks End of Special Session, Legislates Say
MDN Menu
MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News

Friday Marks End of Special Session, Legislates Say

Date: September 22, 2011
By: Matt Evans
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
The doom to the Missouri special session is looming with a Friday deadline set by Senate leaders just hours away and lawmakers still far apart on the key bill.
RunTime:  0:30
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: If the China Hub bill dies in the special session, so does the rest of the legislation lawmakers have been working on for the past two weeks. That's the word from Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer. 

Actuality:  MAYER001.WAV
Run Time:  00:07
Description: "We'll make the decision to adjourn and come back or to adjourn sine die."

When asked if the Friday deadline was firm, Mayer said it wasn't, but he would need a good reason to extend the special session into its fourth week.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans.

Intro: 
Leadership in both the Missouri House and Senate have marked Friday as the deadline for the special session - and the House and Senate are still a long ways from passing a key bill.
RunTime:  0:41
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The reason for the special session is the reason it might die without any legislation being passed.

House and Senate leadership have signified they are far apart on the China Hub bill. Legislators say if they don't come together soon, lawmakers may go home without passing anything.  Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer made it clear that if an agreement isn't reached the Senate will adjourn when they meet today - marking an ugly doom to the special session.

Actuality:  MAYER002.WAV
Run Time:  00:03
Description: "Well, it'll be a disappointment, no doubt about it."

Mayer says if the China Hub bill dies, the rest of the legislation lawmakers have been working on for the past two weeks will die with it.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans.

 


Missouri Digital News is produced by Missouri Digital News, Inc. -- a non profit organization of current and former journalists.