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Mid-Missouri senators OK with 'jobs' bill

Mid-Missouri senators OK with 'jobs' bill

September 14th, 2011 in News

Mid-Missouri's three state senators generally supported Tuesday night's preliminary passage of the "jobs" bill that's been promoted as the centerpiece of the special session.

"There are some pieces in there that I think would really help move Missouri employers forward and help them create jobs," Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, said. "It might not be the bill that everybody wanted, to start out with, but it still does have a lot of job-creation pieces left in it."

Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, said some of the ideas removed from the original bill "makes it more palatable for some of us in outstate Missouri."

But the changes didn't erase one of the problems some lawmakers have with the proposal, said Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia.