Mo. House asks for conference with Senate on jobs bill

The Missouri House voted Thursday to ask the state Senate for more talks about the unfinished jobs bill that was supposed to be the centerpiece of this fall’s special legislative session.

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The House request for a conference committee meeting came just three days after Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, said there was no chance the two chambers could agree on the bill’s details.

But House Speaker Steven Tilley, R-Perryville, offered his chamber a different view Thursday morning.

“My experience with the Senate, so far, is what they say and what they do are two different things. Maybe the fact that they don’t want to go to conference is, maybe, a signal that they actually do want to go to conference — so we’re going to give them an opportunity to change their minds once again, and go to conference.”

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