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Carthage Eggs and Issues Event
By Gretchen Bolander
CARTHAGE, MO.--- Barely a month into the Missouri Legislative Session, the issues are piling up. Local lawmakers met with voters today to update them about potential change in everything from tax cuts to gun rights. It's a second attempt to prevent federal authorities from cracking down on owning or using guns or ammunition.
While the legislature passed a bill last year, the governor vetoed it - and Republicans fell short in an override attempt. It's also a second try to pass tax cuts, which were also vetoed in 2013. This year, lawmakers are negotiating with the governor to pass a measure both sides can agree on. The bill may end up with some conditions.
"There's a trigger in there that if you - that you have to fund the foundation formula to certain steps for the tax cut, that's part of it. We'll see if it makes muster in debate," said Senator Ron Richard, Missouri District 32.
In all, seven lawmakers discussed legislative issues at the Eggs and Issues Event in Carthage this morning. That included regulating electricity, common core standards and even speed limits.