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Letter: Old, white men running Missouri explains backwardness

Letter: Old, white men running Missouri explains backwardness

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Last day of the Missouri Legislature’s 2021 regular session

State Rep. John Simmons, center, R-Washington, and other law makers participate in the traditional paper toss on the House floor on Friday, May 14, 2021, that marks the end of the current legislative session at the capitol building in Jefferson City. Photo by Christian Gooden,


Regarding “‘Perfect ending to a dysfunctional year’: Missouri Legislature wraps up session with flurry of controversial bills” (May 15): I couldn’t help but notice the large front-page photo accompanying this article. The traditional Legislature’s end of session paper toss, was of mostly old, white men. No wonder Missouri is so backward.

P.A. Murphy • Kirkwood

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