The state Senate adjourned sine die today.
That means the special session is officially, mercifully, OVER.
The cost: $280,737.
Accomplishments: a bill regulating social media contacts between teachers and students and an eco-devo bill aimed at stimulating high-tech businesses in Missouri.
But the fate of that eco-devo law is uncertain, given that it contains a provision stipulating that it doesn’t go into effect unless a broader jobs bill was enacted. Look for it to wind up in court.
“We adjourned sine die because obviously, the House and Senate are miles apart on the different versions of the economic development bill, and it would be fruitless to continue onward and waste the taxpayers’ money,” said Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, a Republican.