Many large retailers were open on Thanksgiving Day. Now, one Missouri lawmaker wants to limit that.
State Representative Jeff Roorda (D, Barnhart) plans to file legislation that would make it illegal for most retail stores in Missouri to be open for business on Thanksgiving. He filed the "Thanksgiving Family Protection Act" during the 2013 regular session, but it went nowhere, not even getting a hearing. Roorda says he's trying again, nevertheless.