Sen. Chuck Purgason
Wedge issues are deliberately divisive measures to identify for voters a clear difference between the two political parties.
House and Senate Republicans continue to be divided on many issues in the budget, including the passage of a $70 million tax amnesty program.
The Senate adjourned near midnight after eight hours without a compromise on Missouri’s $24 billion budget.
“We have now back slided so far that now we have to pass tax credit bills just to keep the jobs we have.”