This afternoon, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced that he was calling the legislature back for a so-called “special session,” to address an important bill that would create jobs across the state:
Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced that he is bringing the legislature back for a special session on Monday with one topic: the steel mill bill. At the end of the 2017 legislative session, some career politicians in the Senate blocked efforts to bring a steel mill and other projects to the state of Missouri. Those projects could create hundreds of jobs in southeast Missouri.
The legislation, championed by State Representative Don Rone (R-Portageville) is critical to southeast Missouri since it will create new jobs in an area that desperately needs them. Representative Rone estimates that the 500 jobs this legislation would create would impact over 2,000 citizens and create economic certainty for other surrounding businesses.
This is just more evidence that the new conservative government in Missouri is putting the state and job creation ahead of special interest politics. The legislature should work to pass this common sense measure to put more Missourians back-to-work and prove to other companies looking to grow that the state is open for business.