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Capitol Perspectives: Civilizing the Legislature

Posted By Janna On May 12, 2014 @ 10:25 am In Legislation,Opinion | No Comments

by Phill Brooks

Every year about this time as the legislature enters its closing days, I think about the near carnival atmosphere in past decades when Missouri’s General Assembly entered the final rush. Back when the legislature went to midnight on the last day, it was party time for many — literally.

Some legislators set up bars in the hallways outside their Capitol offices offering free drinks. Jefferson City high

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