“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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Senate voted 23-10 on Wednesday to override the veto. Later, the House voted 111-50 to override.
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.
The Senate voted 25-9 on Wednesday. The House approved the override 109-52, which is the minimum needed to override a veto.
Senators voted 31-3 on Wednesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto. House members voted 125-32 to override.
A Republican push to cut Missouri’s income taxes failed Wednesday as the state House fell significantly short of the threshold needed to override a veto by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.
Missourians would have to pay more at the licensing offices if lawmakers override the governor’s veto of a license fee bill.