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Pension changes, Ford incentives stall Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Agreement among Missouri lawmakers appears to be fracturing over plans to offer tax incentives to automakers and overhaul the state employee retirement system.

A Senate committee refused to vote on the automotive tax incentives Thursday.

The full Senate approved revisions in the pension system later in the day after long debate. The Senate had approved similar legislation earlier this year, during the regular session.

Senate leaders say there still is general agreement over passing the bills.

Gov. Jay Nixon has said he ordered lawmakers to return to the Capitol because there was consensus over the bill. But disagreements among legislators has created doubts about a speedy special legislative session.

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