May 18, 2015 •
Missouri General Assembly Adjourns
The Missouri General Assembly adjourned sine die on Friday, May 15. Lawmakers in the House sent 31 bills to Gov. Jay Nixon while the Senate, after admitting nothing more was likely to get done, adjourned hours early of the 6 p.m. deadline.
Senate Democrats stalled nearly every action in the last week of session after the Republican majority used a procedural motion to end debate and force a vote on a right-to-work bill barring mandatory collection of union fees.
All legislation pending in the Senate died upon adjournment; Gov. Nixon is not expected to call a special session to consider the unfinished business.
Photo of the Missouri Capitol by Nickbigd on Wikimedia Commons.
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