The bill helping utility companies afford the cost of searching for a site for a new nuclear power plant might have missed its last chance for debate last week. The bill still has not been brought to the senate floor. But majority floor leader Tom Dempsey is not quite ready to pronounce the bill dead. “If I die, I want to die on the floor of the Missouri Senate because nothing’s ever dead on the floor of the Missouri Senate,” he says. But there are no plans to bring Senator Robin Wright-Jones’ bill to the floor for debate in these last four weeks of the legislative session.
Wright-Jones passed up a chance to get the bill debated in the Senate. She says she’s still trying to work on some compromises among competing interests.