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Legislative Update: Start of extraordinary session delayed

On Aug. 22, 2022, Gov. Mike Parson issued a proclamation calling for an extraordinary session of the General Assembly to make income tax cuts and extend key agriculture tax credit programs for a minimum of six years. The session was scheduled to convene in Jefferson City on Sept. 6, 2022, at 12 p.m. 

However, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, the Missouri Senate and House leadership met to discuss the $700 million tax cut proposal offered by Gov. Parson, along with the governor’s proposed agricultural tax credits to support Missouri farmers. Senate leadership has notified members and staff that consideration of legislation will not begin until the following week. The decision to delay consideration resulted from a general agreement that additional time was needed to work out details. 

Lawmakers will begin work the same week as the annual veto session.