Legislative candidates offer views on the economy

Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 12:09 a.m. CDT; updated 11:04 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 11, 2009

COLUMBIA — While the nation concentrates on the high-profile bank collapses and the recent federal bailout, local legislative candidates are concentrating on the jobs, wages and taxes of their district's constituents. For Missouri, the recent downturn is only the next chapter in the story of the state's struggling economy.