The Missouri State Legislature officially returned to work this week as the Regular Legislative Session beginning on Tuesday, January 5, 2015.
With Republicans holding overwhelming majorities in both chambers, they would seem to have an easy few months ahead of them. Of course, it’s not that simple; some of the debates from 2015 are not settled and are likely to return for another round of debates and voting this year.
Ethics reform, Medicaid expansion, “Right To Work,” highway funding, public school transfers, and “Ban The Box” are among the topics expected to make the headlines this year.
This week, Ryan Johnson from the Missouri Alliance for Freedom and former State Representative Jeanette Mott-Oxford from Empower Missouri offer two different perspectives on what’s likely to happen and what should happen when lawmakers reconvene. They also have two different views on how these decisions will impact you and your wallet.
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