The legislative veto session has wrapped up with a prominent member of the General Assembly bidding farewell to colleagues. The Republican takeover of the Missouri House for the first time in about a half century was due in no small part to the efforts of Representative Catherine Hanaway of Warson Woods, who moved from Minority Leader to House Speaker once the Republicans took control. She’s leaving the House and is running for Secretary of State. In her farewell speech from the floor, she reminded lawmakers of what she believes is the important work of the House. Hanaway says this group of House lawmakers will be remembered for such things as legislation protecting newborns and laws requiring background checks on child care providers.