Missouri Lawmakers Return Seeking to Override Governor's Vetoes
The biggest question they face is whether the Legislature can muster enough votes to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a contentious bill that would cut state income taxes for the first time in nearly a century.
Missouri lawmakers head back to the Capitol this week for a veto session that could have them weighing legislation on guns, taxes and unions, among other issues.
But despite a number of high-profile pushes to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes, lawmakers don’t expect to be in Jefferson City much more than a day.
House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, and Senate Floor Leader Ron Richard, R-Joplin, both expect to finish efforts at overriding at least some of the Democratic governor’s 29 vetoes by the end of their first day, Wednesday, or by Thursday at the latest.
The biggest question they face is whether the Legislature can muster enough votes to override Nixon’s veto of a contentious bill that would cut state income taxes for the first time in nearly a century.
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