Missouri House rejects local government legislation

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 12:11 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri House members have rejected legislation with numerous portions affecting local governments.

House members on Wednesday defeated the legislation 77-76. The bill started in the Senate and has attracted numerous amendments.

Among the various issues covered in the legislation is a portion that would allow county governments to trim budgets within a fiscal year. In addition, House members had added a provision to exempt local governments from some wage requirements for maintenance work on water storage tanks.

Missouri's legislative session ends Friday evening.

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