Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 12:54 pm
The Missouri General Assembly has sent Governor Jay Nixon (D) legislation that would provide a targeted roll back of the state's prevailing wage.
Missouri lawmakers have until Friday to finalize the state's roughly $25 billion operating budget.
The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would allow designated school personnel to carry concealed weapons in school buildings.
The Senate voted 26-6 Thursday to pass the measure. It now heads back to the House for further consideration.
The bill would allow school employees to voluntary become "protection officers" if they have a valid concealed weapons permit and undergo training for the position.
Debate has stalled in the Missouri Senate over legislation that would reinstate a limit on certain damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. The state Supreme Court struck down the previous cap.
The Missouri Senate has again passed legislation curbing tax breaks for developers while creating new incentives for exporters and high-tech industries.