(Jefferson City, MO) -- Missouri legislators are taking up everything from changing penalties for drug possession to putting ads on school buses and taking on the budget.
Missouri's no-call list could soon extend to your cell phone. The House recently passed a bill that aims to end sales calls and texts to mobile phones -- if you get on the list.
Representative Todd Richardson says there are quite a few cell phone users saying they're getting bothered on the go.
"When we actually started looking into it, talking to the Attorney General, you get a sense of the scope of the problem. They were logging almost 200 complaints a week from people receiving unwanted text messages and unwanted phone calls."
The bill now moves to the Senate.
Governor Jay Nixon is ordering flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday.
All U.S. and Missouri Flags at state buildings will fly lower in honor of Army Specialist Jeffery Lee White Junior. The 21-year-old was killed in Afghanistan. The soldier from the St. Louis area.
And the Republican Senate President Pro Tem Robert Mayer said Tuesday that there's still time for tax changes.
He's talking about a bill that would stop or limit some state tax credit programs. Similar legislation didn't pass during special session last year.
Mayer also said there's time to up education bills. One of them would double the amount of time a teacher would have to work to get tenure.