Missouri House Republicans sided with Majority Leader John Diehl, of Town and Country, who had been challenged by Rep. Caleb Jones, of California, Mo.
The 109-49 House vote met the bare minimum needed for a veto override, but the legislation still must get a two-thirds majority in the Senate for it to become law.
“I think it’s going to go right down to the wire,” says Rep. Mike Colona, D-St. Louis. As for the Missouri Senate, Sen. Joe Keaveny hopes the Senate doesn’t even bring the bill up for a vote.
The attorney argued the subpoenas impose an unreasonable burden by providing too little notice and taking the employees away from important work.
A special committee has been charged with commissioning an independent study to provide a “comprehensive analysis of the taxation and governance issues.”
The legislation requires foster children ages 15 through 18 to visit to a Missouri community, technical or four-year college. It has been sent to Gov. Nixon.
The Missouri House passed the Senate-originated measure which would give voters the choice to increase the sales tax by one cent over 10 years to fund improvements.
The measure would have fined candidates as much as $20,000 per violation when the candidate knowingly runs a false statement about their opponent in a political ad.
“For some reason somebody thought it was important to prohibit law enforcement, even manned law enforcement aircraft, from being in the sky,” Chief Fitch said.
The House and Senate have each passed their own budget and now must hammer out an agreement on the spending plan that will take effect July 1.