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Tue Jun 27, 2017, 01:52 AM

Action on abortion laws likely stalled until mid-July

JEFFERSON CITY • It could be mid-July before the fate of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ midsummer bid to toughen state abortion laws is known.

With senators back home in their districts, legislative leaders are surveying members to determine when they will be able to return to the capital city.

On Tuesday, the chamber will gavel into session as part of a parliamentary move meant to keep the clock ticking on the special session called by Greitens.

But no formal action on legislation is planned, said Senate Republican spokeswoman Lauren Heiger.

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/action-on-abortion-laws-likely-stalled-until-mid-july/article_0bb269e6-6efb-5a2e-b508-c827791e3e33.html

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