January 8, 2014 7:15 AM

Missouri Legislature convenes amid election-year pressures

State legislators return to the Capitol today to grapple with far-reaching issues such as how to fix troubled schools and whether to expand the state’s Medicaid program. But given that it’s an election year, most politically sensitive matters may not come up for votes until after March 25. That’s when filing for office closes and incumbents will learn whether they face opponents.

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