ANALYSIS: Rookie Missouri lawmakers skip statewide tour

Sunday, December 5, 2010 | 4:48 p.m. CST; updated 6:54 a.m. CST, Monday, December 6, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Their immediate predecessors toured universities, museums and even the St. Louis Rams' football stadium to learn the ins and outs of Missouri government. This year's class of incoming freshman lawmakers learned a key part about state government by staying put in the state Capitol and saving money.