Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday vetoed legislation that would have blocked cities from raising local wages and restricting use of plastic bags, a move Nixon called a “power grab” by state lawmakers.
Here’s a look at where some of the major issues stand before Friday’s deadline to pass bills.
Senate expanded a House bill Tuesday that would ban municipalities from barring the use of plastic bags and also stop cities and towns from increasing their minimum wage.
Recycling measure was opposed by many environmentalists and local governments as too restrictive.
Illinois manufacturing and commerce groups are supporting a statewide plastic bag recycling program.