January 29, 2012
Members of the Missouri House of Representatives give House Speaker Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, left, a standing ovation following his opening day remarks Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. The General Assembly will be in regular session until Friday, May 18, 2012, but one proposal being studied in the Senate would shorten future annual sessions so they end in late March.
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Missouri lawmakers scrounging for ways to save money in a tight budget may have hit upon a personal solution — work less.