Missouri's Senate held an unusual evening session in a failed effort to decide how to divide up the billions fo dollars in tobacco settlement funds. Phill Brooks has the story from Jefferson City:
The Senate Democratic leadership gave up after more than five hours of near-fruitless debate.
In the end, the Senate's top leader charged Republicans did not want a measure passed.
It was charge not quite denied by Senate Republican Leader Steve Ehlmann:
At issue is a proposal that would require statewide voter approval that decide the areas for which the tobacco money could be spent.
Senate debate is expected to continue this week.