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10 January 2012

Tim Jones: Majority Minute: Discussions Begin On Blueprint Bills, Budget Gap

The General Assembly and the Missouri House have begun our first full week of the 2012 legislative session with our main focus being on the four pillars of the “Blueprint for Missouri”. The Blueprint is our plan to move Missouri forward, concentrating on legislation that protects taxpayers, provides for an environment and the necessary tools that assists our businesses in creating jobs, advancing much needed reforms to our taxpayer funded public education system and protecting our values and principles.

Many bills have been introduced in the House and the referral process to various committees has begun. Committees will begin holding hearings, where proponents and opponents all have an opportunity to address legislation and make public comment. The Committees may then consider bills for a vote, offer amendments or substitute bills and the legislation will advance through the legislative process. To follow all of the legislation that proceeds through the House, an excellent resource is our House website which you can visit at: