Missouri lawmakers spend week on spring break

Monday, March 17, 2014 | 7:50 a.m. CDT; updated 11:13 a.m. CDT, Monday, March 17, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's Capitol will be quieter this week as state lawmakers take a weeklong spring break.

The House and Senate finished their work Thursday and won't return to consider legislation until March 24.

The one-week break is the traditional halfway point of the legislature's annual session, which ends this year on May 16.

The Republican-led legislature has already some measures to Gov. Jay Nixon. They include bills on utilities and legislation barring insurance companies from charging significantly more for oral chemotherapy pills.

Nixon has already signed one bill into law this year. It allows people with disabilities or on active military duty who are seeking elective office to appoint a proxy to stand in line during candidate filing.

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