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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetos House Bill 116, as union officials and legislators look on in St. Louis on June 4, 2015. Nixon says if the legislation passes it would lower wages, squeeze middle-class families, and subject businesses to criminal and unlimited civil liability.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Auto Union Fuels Nixon’s Funds After Right to Work Veto

Mo., representative says Governor Nixon accepted $50,000 for his veto of the Right to Work bill.

06/16/2015

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri GOP Lawmakers Send ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill to Governor

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.

05/13/2015

UPI/ Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Senate Overrides Veto of Welfare Limits

Missouri senators on Monday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill removing several thousand families from a welfare program in a move Nixon said would make Missouri’s limits among the lowest in the nation.

05/04/2015

Rep. Keith English (Photo: keithenglishformo.com)

Rep. Keith English Leaves House Democrats to Become Independent

“I am still a Democrat at heart and I didn’t want to leave,” English said. “I’m still voting the same way I did before; my labor-friendly Democrats won’t have to worry.”

01/28/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Releases More Than $5.6M in Frozen Funds

Gov. Jay Nixon has released more than $5.6 million in state funds he had frozen earlier, saying the move was possible because Missouri gained jobs in September.

11/06/2014

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Nixon Criticizes Missouri Tax Cut Veto Override

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says a tax cut enacted despite his veto is a “very real threat” to the state’s principles of fiscal discipline.

05/06/2014

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

GOP Members Face Name Calling After Voting No On Tax Cut Bill

After what some are calling a “historic” veto session a few Missourians are disappointed a major income tax bill did not make it through the Republican supermajority.

09/13/2013

Scott Olson/Getty

Lawmakers Vote To Override Nixon On Mo. Farm Bill

The Senate voted 23-10 on Wednesday to override the veto. Later, the House voted 111-50 to override.

09/12/2013

Healthcare

Legislature Overrides Mo. Veto On Health Care

An initial House override vote fell short. The chamber later reconsidered and approved an override 109-52. Senators voted to override 25-9 on Wednesday.

09/12/2013

Jefferson City 1, Getty Images, Richard Stockton

Lawmakers Vote To Override Mo. Foster Care Bill

The Senate voted 25-9 on Wednesday. The House approved the override 109-52, which is the minimum needed to override a veto.

09/12/2013

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