The legislative veto session gives outgoing members of the Missouri House a chance to say goodbye to friends and colleagues. Dozens of members won’t be returning in January. More than 40 members of the House are leaving the chamber. Most of those who spoke from the floor for the final time are term limited out of office. Among them, Representative Bill Ransdall of Waynesville, who offerered some advice to the young lawmakers – respect their colleagues and respect the chamber. Representative Larry Crawford of California made a lot of friends during his time in the House. He says he takes with him the friendships he made on both sides of the aisle. The veto session formally wraps up Thursday with lawmakers tieing up some procedural loose ends. Some lawmakers are saying farewell to politics … others jump back into their campaigns for higher office.
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