The 96th Missouri General Assembly

Tribune Watch – a regular feature

The front page of the May 19th, 2012 edition of the Columbia Daily Tribune summarizes the achievements of the 96th General Assembly with this headline: “No ‘big idea’ measures emerge.” The subhead reports: “Lawmakers are left frustrated.”

We think the subhead would be more accurate if it read: “Left lawmakers are frustrated.” The Tribune’s second page, by the same reporter, reveals that the local Boone County delegation thought the legislative session was successful. So who was frustrated?   Continue reading