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Failed guns on buses effort delays Missouri budget debate

The Missouri Capitol in early December 2020.
The Missouri Capitol in early December 2020.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A fight over allowing guns on public transportation temporarily derailed debate on the Missouri budget Wednesday before being struck down in the Senate.

Republican Sen. Bob Onder on Wednesday tried to strip public transportation funding unless buses and trains allowed people with concealed carry permits to ride.

But the top GOP senator struck down the proposal, saying it violated a rule against enacting policy via the budget.

That prompted Onder to instead try to strip all public transportation funding for St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield.

Senators ultimately voted down Onder's proposals.

Missouri / Missouri Politics / MO General Assembly / Politics

Associated Press


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