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Sept. 7, 2017JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. |  By: AP

Missouri Lt. Gov. Parson urges special session to restore senior services funding

Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson is urging lawmakers to call a special session to restore funding that was cut from services for the elderly and veterans.

A Wednesday release from the Republican's office says he'll ask lawmakers to reconvene to undo those cuts. He's also asking senators to consider action against a Democratic colleague who posted and then deleted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

He's holding a press conference Thursday to push for a special session.

Republican Gov. Eric Greitens in June vetoed a bill that would have restored funding for in-home and nursing care services for the elderly and people with disabilities. Spokesman Parker Briden said Greitens hasn't seen a proposal on the issue but said he's willing to review any suggested policy changes.