Missouri lawmakers enter final week of work

Monday, May 12, 2014 | 7:19 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers are down to the final five days of their regular session.

As usual, there are a variety of issues pending as legislators face a mandatory adjournment of 6 p.m. Friday.

House and Senate negotiators are still hammering out the details on bills dealing with guns and schools. The Senate still is expected to consider anti-abortion legislation and voting measures. And the House has yet to take a final vote on a measure placing a transportation sales tax on this year's ballot.

But lawmakers already have wrapped up work on two high-profile issues. They enacted an income tax cut last week by overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto. They also have given final approval to the first comprehensive revision of the state's criminal laws since the 1970s.


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