Hard-line Missouri senator pushes to reject talks with House on congressional map
The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. - Wayne Mckown/Dreamstime/TNS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — A St. Charles County senator kicked off business in the Missouri Senate on Wednesday by delaying any action in protest of proposed talks with the House on a compromise congressional map. The House voted Tuesday for a conference committee on a map the Senate approved last week. "In order for the Senate to proceed with business, we need to reject the House's motion to go to conference," said Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake Saint Louis. "If the House doesn't recede from their position, that will be their decision." He said such a move would send the redrawing of the state's congressio...