JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) - It would save Missouri tax payers money if lawmakers just didn’t spend so much time in Jefferson City.
Senator John Lamping has a bill in committee that would trim the number of weeks in session from 18 to 12.
He says they wouldn’t even need 12. “Virginia lawmakers do it in eight weeks and in Texas its 90 days, every other year.” Lamping told KMOX’s Mark Reardon.
But, Senator Lamping admits it wont pass.
“It’s not going to happen because there is too much fun to be had in Jefferson City, because most of the people down there like being down there and they enjoy the 18 weeks that they spend being called senator” said Sen. Lamping.
He says some lawmakers, who’s districts involve hundreds of square miles, may have a point because constituents often come to them, eliminating their burden of all that travel expense.