‘This place was ugly at times’: Missouri lawmakers close book on contentious session | Ap

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers ended a contentious legislative session Friday having spent much of their five months in the Capitol fighting over the boundaries for the state’s new congressional maps.

Along the way they managed to spend a massive $49 billion budget that includes more money to pay teachers, billions of dollars in brick-and-mortar projects and full funding to cover an expanded population of Medicaid recipients.

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