It has been a quiet last week of the legislative session until Thursday afternoon. It appears bills are breaking loose from a log-jam and being passed. Three major bills emerged from House-Senate negotiating committees and hit the floor for final approval. One bill would require gas sold in Missouri to contain at least 10-percent ethanol. It would promote Missouri’s number one industry – agriculture – while lessening the state’s dependence on foreign oil. The bill breezed to passage in the House on a 145-4 vote. The House has unanimously approved Missouri’s version of Jessica’s Law, that drastically increases mandatory sentences for sexual offenders. The Senate has followed suit and sent the bill to Governor Blunt, also by a unanimous vote.
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