KCUR News
10:42 am
Thu January 21, 2010

Missouri Legislative Update: Live From Jefferson City

Jefferson City, MO –

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The Missouri Legislature kicked off its 2010 session with a long list of issues to debate. The hot-button issue this year: ethics reform. And the deciding factor on any reform legislation will depend on placing limits on campaign donations.

KCUR's Up to Date program broadcast live from Jefferson City and talked with St. Louis Post Dispatch Jefferson City bureau reporter Tony Messenger, Kansas City Star Jefferson City correspondent Jason Noble, and Kansas City-area lawmakers Sen. Jolie Justus (D), Speaker Pro-Tem Rep. Bryan Pratt (R), and Rep. Jason Brown (R) about the latest action in the Missouri legislature.

They discussed legislation on the table - from raising taxes, economic development incentives, and autism insurance legislation. And also discussed ideas for creating more jobs for Missouri and crafting a budget with less money.