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- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)42
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
Disasters won't be part of Missouri special session
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It appears Missouri lawmakers will not be discussing natural disasters or the issue of recovery when they return to Jefferson City next month.
Gov. Jay Nixon did not include disaster recovery on the agenda for the special legislative session that he called on Monday. Nixon says damage assessments from the natural disasters have not yet been completed. The governor had indicated earlier this summer that disaster recovery would be included in the special session.
During special sessions, lawmakers are limited to topics outlined by the governor.
St. Louis, Joplin and Sedalia have all been hit by tornadoes since the spring. There have also been damaging floods along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
The special legislative session is scheduled to start on Sept. 6.