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Local Reaction To Missouri Special Session

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has called a special session for next week..so the Legislature can deal with health and safety standards at abortion clinics.  In a statement Wednesday (6/7), Greitens said the Senate failed to act on this during the regular session.  Senate Pro Tem Ron Richard of Joplin tells News Talk KZRG he disagrees with the Governor’s opinion.

“The fact is that due to a filibuster from the Democrats on those issues, on the pro-life issues, we just ran out of time in the regular session.”

State Representative Charlie Davis of Webb City says he’s glad Governor Greitens is calling the special session.  “We can make sure that we protect the lives of the unborn, as well as the lives of the ladies that, if they do decide to have an abortion, that we protect them in any way that we can to make sure to make sure that they leave the facility healthy.”

Two weeks ago, there was a special session to lower electricity rates in southeast Missouri for a proposed aluminum smelter near New Madrid.

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