State legislative leaders preview 2017 session’s second half

The Missouri House Majority Floor Leader says budget discussions will take center stage when House members return to Jefferson City next week.

House Majority Leader Mike Cierpiot briefed the Capitol Press Corps, just before lawmakers left for spring break.

“Once the budget, we have to deal with it when we get back,” says Cierpiot. “Once we see the lay of the land, REAL ID will be coming forward I think, and then prevailing wage is going to take some time over there too.”

Beside the budget and REAL ID, other important issues will be prescription drug monitoring, tort reform, charter school legislation and education savings accounts.

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