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Sen. Brown: Legislating all night long
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 1, 2019) — As a freshman legislator, I see and experience new things almost every day I’m in Jefferson City. This week, I witnessed my first protracted filibuster. The Missouri Senate went into session at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and did not gavel out again until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Anyone who thought they had finished pulling all-nighters when they left college has not been a member of the General Assembly. During a filibuster, legislators opposed to a particular piece of legislation start talking and they don’t stop. Sometimes, the intent is to talk the bill to death. By maintaining control of the debate, senators can ensure that a bill does not get a vote. Other times, it’s a stalling tactic to allow negotiations to take place off the floor. That’s what happened this week in the Missouri Senate. Click here to read more on Pulaski County Daily News ...
State Sen. Justin Brown


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