Missouri state lawmakers will be back in Jefferson City as the 2012 legislative session opens at noon Wednesday. Much like 2011, issues tied to job creation and managing a tight state budget figure to be front and center.
Lawmakers were able to prefile bills starting December 1, 2011 for consideration in 2012. Below is a look at some of those filed by Town and Country - Manchester area state lawmakers:
State Senator John Lamping
- Joint election of Governor and Lieutenant Governor
- "Payday" loans
- Move the schedule of the annual legislative session and veto session
- Low income housing tax credit programs
State Senator Jane Cunningham
- "Sharing of Services and Increasing Efficiencies Act"
- School enrollment in cases of transportation hardship
- Changes to liens on motor vehicles and other property
- Assessors should consider market factors in determining property tax value
State represenatives Jill Schupp and John Diehl have not prefiled bills as of Tuesday morning. In an email to constituents, Schupp said she would focus on issues of job creation, healthcare, education, seniors living on a fixed income, and the environment.