Local legislators tout priorities, push back against Missouri Freedom Caucus

Julie Smith/News Tribune photo:
Jake Hummel, president of Missouri AFL-CIO, speaks against the current form of proposed legislation filed by Sen. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City, seated at left, during a hearing on SB 745 regarding duration of Missouri's unemployment benefits.
Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: Jake Hummel, president of Missouri AFL-CIO, speaks against the current form of proposed legislation filed by Sen. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City, seated at left, during a hearing on SB 745 regarding duration of Missouri's unemployment benefits.


Jefferson City area lawmakers remain optimistic their priority bills will pass this year.

The optimism comes after an unproductive week, with the Missouri Senate canceling all floor activity and hearings after Tuesday, and the House canceling several hearings and bill action on the floor for the rest of the week.

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