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Disaster aid, Facebook issue added to Mo. session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has expanded a special legislative session to include disaster aid for businesses and the repeal of a law limiting teacher-student interaction over the Internet.

Nixon widened the agenda shortly after lawmakers convened in special session Tuesday to consider overhauling Missouri's business incentives.

The session started slowly. Republican Sen. Jason Crowell, of Cape Girardeau, stalled action because of objections to various provisions in the business legislation. A key part of the plan would create incentives for international cargo shippers at the St. Louis airport.

On Tuesday, Nixon also asked lawmakers to pro-rate the property taxes of businesses destroyed by the Joplin tornado or other disasters. He also asked them to repeal a new law restricting teachers' conversations with students on Facebook and other Internet sites.

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