JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers have adjourned their 2011 session without passing a bill to overhaul the state's economic development incentives.
The demise of the economic development bill came despite the frenzied efforts Friday of lawmakers, business groups and Gov. Jay Nixon's administration. They were trying to forge a compromise between those wanting to curtail Missouri's current tax credits and others wanting to add new incentives for a smattering of businesses.
Despite a similar final-day effort, lawmakers also failed to pass legislation that could have eased the path toward development of a second nuclear power plant in Missouri by allowing consumers to be billed for some of the costs.
Several bills did pass on the last day, including one lowering the age to get a concealed gun permit and another renewing a prescription drug program for seniors and the disabled.
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