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.