The Missouri General Assembly closed out the 2019 legislative session at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on Friday. The end of the session came only after hours of debate over several controversial bills, including abortion legislation. As papers were flung and scraps were collected, the floor cleared and the legislative body trickled out of the Capitol, joined by family and friends.
Representatives throw paper into the air at the end of 2019 legislative session
Owen Plocher, 11, and Rep. Dean Plocher watch as children use a microphone
People gather in the second floor of the Missouri State Capitol
Sunlight pierces a stained glass window in the Capitol building
Crumpled paper lies in a waste bin after the Missouri legislature's session ends
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