JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The hearings on several House bills have been pulled in the last 48 hours, and two state representatives have told The Missouri Times they have been called into Speaker Rob Vescovo’s office and had their own legislation threatened should they not support his education reform efforts.

The lawmakers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said they were recently called into the speaker’s office who said the future of their bills are jeopardized if they did not support charter expansion legislation and other education reform proposals.

Vescovo has earmarked education reform as a top priority for him as he took over the leadership position earlier this year. The biggest part of his address at the beginning of session

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