- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)44
- 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)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Mo. legislators enter final week of session
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers are entering the final week of their session, and House Speaker Steven Tilley says he doesn't believe anything really needs to pass.
That's not to say lawmakers will do nothing, though.
Tilley says he expects the House to consider legislation allowing for more charter schools. And Senate Majority Leader Tom Dempsey says his chamber will try again to revise the state workers' compensation system.
Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed an earlier workers' compensation bill but has since given lawmakers parameters for a measure he would sign.
Missouri's legislative session ends at 6 p.m. Friday.
Lawmakers have already passed a $24 billion budget and a bill creating a dedicated funding source for veterans nursing homes. They also referred to the ballot a measure asking voters to change the judicial selection process.