Missouri House leaders have announced an important step in moving forward a landmark jobs bill that is the centerpiece of the current special session.


Missouri House leaders have announced an important step in moving forward a landmark jobs bill that is the centerpiece of the current special session.

After working with Gov. Jay Nixon, Rep. John J. Diehl, Jr., R-Town and Country and House Economic Development Committee Chair Anne Zerr, R-St. Charles, have crafted a compromise proposal that would dramatically overhaul Missouri’s job creation tools while creating significant taxpayer protections.

The proposal includes priorities from the House, the Senate and the governor. Diehl, a leader on economic development issues in the House, is encouraged by the steps taken over the past two days.

The House Economic Development Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday at 2 p.m. and the Rules Committee, chaired by Rep. Diehl, is scheduled to meet on Thursday at 5 p.m. Floor debate is scheduled for Friday.