JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) –  It’s opening day for Missouri’s special legislative session.

And the lineup of hot topics figures to be long.

The special session that begins Tuesday is focused primarily on an overhaul of Missouri’s tax credits.

The plan would eliminate existing tax breaks for low-income seniors and disabled residents who live in rented homes.

New incentives would be created for international cargo shippers at the St. Louis airport, computerized data centers, science and technology companies and the organizers of major amateur sporting events.

Lawmakers also are expected to push back Missouri’s presidential primary from February to March, grant St. Louis officials greater control over their police department and repeal or revise a contentious new law limiting teachers’ interaction with students on Internet sites such as Facebook.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press


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