Missouri lawmakers prepare for 2019 legislative session

The Senate and House of Representatives will meet from January to mid-May

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Members of the Missouri General Assembly will soon return to the state Capitol for the start of the 2019 legislative session, which officially begins at noon on Wednesday.

During the session, lawmakers will tackle several matters of business, including:

— Approving a state operating budget for the 2020 fiscal year

— In the Senate, evaluating a list of gubernatorial appointments to state boards and commissions

— Considering dozens of new bills on a wide variety of topics

As multimedia specialist for the Missouri Senate, I created a short news package with quotes from Senate leadership previewing the months ahead.

Watch the video below to see what Sen. Dave Schatz, the presumed incoming president pro tem, and Sen. Gina Walsh, the minority floor leader, have to say about the upcoming legislative session.

Author: Zachary Reger

A graduate of the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism, philosophy and film studies, Zach's primary interests lie in political reporting, media production and social philosophy.

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