Saturday the Missouri Catholic Conference meets in Jefferson City for its first annual assembly. Jennifer Horton tells us about its plans to use the capital building for the meeting.
According to the Chief Clerk's office, opening the rooms for the Catholic Conference means extra pay for building employees.
But the Missouri constitution explicitly forbids using state money to support a religious group directly or indirectly.
Missouri Catholic Conference spokeswoman Martha Schieber (SHE-ber), says this is not an issue.
The legislature must pass a resolution to allow any group access to the committee hearing rooms or chambers.
From Jefferson City, I'm Jennifer Horton.