The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

March 22, 2013

Lawmakers offer mid-session review


From staff reports

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A state budget to be considered by the Missouri House of Representatives starting next week has more money for education, senior meals programs and core public health, a gathering of local business people was told Friday.

Joplin area lawmakers offered a largely positive review of the current year’s legislative session when they spoke at an “eggs and issues” brunch sponsored by the Joplin area chamber of commerce. Lawmakers currently are on spring breeak and will resume the legislative session next week.

 Eggs and issues brunches are a cooperative effort of chambers of commerce in Joplin, Carthage, Neosho and Webb City. Friday’s gathering attracted nearly 100 people and was held at the Continental Banquet Center.