The clock will run out on the special legislative session with no further action by either chamber, and House Democrats say the lack of progress is disappointing.
The fight that kept the jobs bill from moving forward was between the Republican leaders in the House and Senate, and Democrats say this is the perfect example of too many people from one party ruining the process. House Democrats Leader Mike Talboy says though he was never at the bargaining table, he was in touch with his Senate counterparts.
He says he agrees with the House Floor Leader Tim Jones when he says after the next election cycle, things could get better. He says there really is nowhere to go but up. But he does warn that another session like this one will result in a lot of unhappy Missourians.
He says if the Democrats were in leadership, there wouldn’t have been a special session until all parties knew they had the support they needed to make a deal work.
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