Mo. Legislature agenda includes tax cuts, schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are back at work with an agenda that includes tax cuts and proposed changes to school and labor policies.

Legislators convened around noon Wednesday for a session that runs through May 16.

Beforehand, House Speaker Tim Jones and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder rallied with about 100 activists in support of a "right to work" proposal that would bar union fees from being a condition of employment.

Republican leaders in the House and Senate say an income tax cut will again be a priority, a year after Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed their last attempt.

The agenda also includes proposals to revamp a Missouri law allowing students in unaccredited districts to transfer to other nearby schools.

Republicans outnumber Democrats 108-52 in the House and 24-9 in the Senate.

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