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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Mo. legislators prepare for final week of session

  • Missouri lawmakers have gone home for a three-day weekend before wrapping up the 2013 legislative session.
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  • Missouri lawmakers have gone home for a three-day weekend before wrapping up the 2013 legislative session.
     
    The House and Senate both scrapped a potential Friday session after they completed work Thursday on the state budget. They had faced a constitutional deadline to send the governor a budget by 6 p.m. Friday.
     
    The Legislature must wrap up work on other bills by 6 p.m. on May 17.
     
    In addition to a nearly $25 billion budget, lawmakers have already sent Gov. Jay Nixon a potential $700 million income tax cut.
     
    Next week, legislators are expected to consider a measure to revamp Missouri's tax credit programs. The plan under negotiation would pare back existing tax breaks for historic buildings and low-income housing while creating new several new business incentives.

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