Mo. House considers shorter week to save money

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House is considering a shorter work week to save some money.

Missouri lawmakers generally hold floor sessions Monday through Thursday. But this week, Republican House leaders may wrap up the work week on Wednesday.

Skipping a formal Thursday floor session would spare the state from paying legislators their daily expense allotment.

The annual legislative session started about three weeks ago, so most of the work on bills is being completed by committees rather than the full chamber.