The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is moving toward passing a bill that would ask city voters to raise their property taxes in August to pay for new police and fire department equipment.
Both chambers passed their own versions of the bill, but the Senate partisan stand-off blocked even a debate on Friday.
The House’s vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where activity has been stalled this week. Legislators face a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to give final approval to bills.
Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dan Mehan says if Gov. Nixon does veto the measure, they will try to receive enough votes to override his veto.
Missouri Republicans used their large majorities to send a “right-to-work” measure to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday but appear to lack the support to override an expected veto.
Missouri Senate Democrats are delaying a vote on a right-to-work measure they say is an attack on workers’ collective bargaining rights.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign the legislation authorizing the $300 fines.
Lawmakers have passed a bill to stop the state from considering how much money a bidder would return to Missouri if awarded a contract to run a licensing office.
St. Louis city voters may be asked this summer to raise their property taxes to pay for new equipment for the police and fire departments, along with other capital improvements citywide.
The bill calls for an expansion of a virtual school option for students who have been in an unaccredited school for at least one semester.