“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.”
Missouri dairy farmers warned Thursday that consumers could face higher milk prices if lawmakers don’t override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of legislation authorizing financial incentives for their industry.
Nixon says he KO’d the Republican-backed measure because it was seeking to nullify federal gun control laws.
The legislation would have shifted responsibility for regulating Missouri deer ranches to the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Conservation.
Nixon said that legislators showed a “callous disregard for women” by granting no exception for rape and incest victims.
Gov. Jay Nixon signed 13 bills today and vetoed four, including House Bill 1307, which he said would unnecessarily prolong the suffering of rape and incest victims and jeopardize the health and wellbeing of women.
The Democratic governor said his actions were necessary because the budget approved by the Republican-led Legislature was “dangerously out of balance.”
Joe Reagan says governor’s action will have more positive impact in long run.
Nixon has scheduled a news conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss vetoes of several bills approved by the Legislature this year.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will veto legislation seeking to overhaul a law that requires unaccredited school districts to pay costs for students to transfer to better-performing nearby schools.