Missouri Senate expecting busy final month

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Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Cindy O'Laughlin, R-Shelbina, talks to media about her plans for the last month of session Thursday, April 13, 2023, from the Senate Mezzanine. O'Laughlin said she wants to tackle at least one big issue each of the four weeks remaining until the Senate adjourns May 12.
Ryan Pivoney/News Tribune photo: Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Cindy O'Laughlin, R-Shelbina, talks to media about her plans for the last month of session Thursday, April 13, 2023, from the Senate Mezzanine. O'Laughlin said she wants to tackle at least one big issue each of the four weeks remaining until the Senate adjourns May 12.

Relations in the Missouri Senate are good heading into the final month of the legislative session, according to party leaders.

School choice bills, initiative petition reform and crime prevention, as well as budget talks, will mark the final stretch of the session, Senate Majority Floor Leader Cindy O'Laughlin, R-Shelbina, told reporters...