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      Missouri Legislature agenda includes tax cuts, schools

      Missouri lawmakers are back at work with an agenda that includes tax cuts and proposed changes to school and labor policies. Legislators convened around noon Wednesday for a session that runs through May 16. Beforehand, House Speaker Tim Jones and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder rallied with about 100 activists in support of a "right to work" proposal that would bar union fees from being a condition of employment. Republican leaders in the House and Senate say an income tax cut will again be a priority, a year after Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed their last attempt. The agenda also includes proposals to revamp a Missouri law allowing students in unaccredited districts to transfer to other nearby schools. Republicans outnumber Democrats 108-52 in the House and 24-9 in the Senate.