Lawmakers plow through legislation in spite of snowstorms around the state
MDN Menu
MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News

Lawmakers plow through legislation in spite of snowstorms around the state

Date: February 28, 2013
By: Ke'yanna Johnson
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night could keep Missouri lawmakers from passing their bills this week.
RunTime:  0:32
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The recent snow storm forced state House and senate members to work extra hours to stay on track with passing their bills.

Columbia Democrat, Chris Kelly said although a lot of staff and employees were shut in, most of the lawmakers came to work.

Kelley said the storm had little affect on legislators work.

Actuality:  KELLY2.WAV
Run Time:  00:11
Description: "Some committees didn't meet that day anyway, so it didn't change them at all. Some had to cancel some committee meetings, so they had to stay longer or they'll be picking up a little next week, but it was a very minor disruption."
 
Senators worked until nearly 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.  

Reporting from state Capitol, I'm Ke'yanna Johnson.

Intro: 
A week after legislators are adjourned early due to heavy snow, lawmakers put in extra hours to pass their bills.
RunTime:  0:32
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Missouri House and Senate members put in extra hours this week to compensate for the time lost during the recent snow storm.

Cape Girardeau Representative, Kathy Swan said traveling conditions were a major issue, but lawmakers were able to complete their tasks.

Actuality:  SWAN1.WAV
Run Time:  00:09
Description: "You know other than just the travel required, getting back and forth to the buildings, we still accomplished quite a lot this week."

 Senators worked Tuesday and didn't finish until early Wednesday morning. 

Reporting for the state Capitol, I'm Ke'yanna Johnson.

Intro: 
Missouri lawmakers work extra hours, after last weeks snow storm.
RunTime:  0:0
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The recent snow storm forced state House and senate members to work extra hours to stay on track with passing their bills. 

Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal of St. Louis County said the storm didn't affect the senate. She said senators worked quickly, which have allowed them to stay a head.

Actuality:  STORM.WAV
Run Time:  00:09
Description: "This is an unusual session in that way. We started very early in getting work done, so we've been a head of schedule if anything."

Senators worked until nearly 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ke'yanna Johnson.


Missouri Digital News is produced by Missouri Digital News, Inc. -- a non profit organization of current and former journalists.