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Missouri Lawmakers Close Up Shop After Consequential Session

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Samuel King
The Missouri House chamber.

The legislature passed much of Governor Parson's agenda through the legislature, including progressively raising the gas tax by 12.5 cents over the next five years.

The legislature also approved protecting any business from liability for the spread of COVID-19 and took steps that could prevent the federal government from undermining gun laws in Missouri. But the biggest story out of Jefferson City this session is lawmakers not making space in the budget for voter-approved Medicaid expansion.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Zach Wilson is the associate producer for KCUR's Up To Date.