A Missouri Senate panel is taking up legislation that would send federal agents to jail for enforcing federal gun control laws in the state.
Some legislative supporters concede that mistakes in the wording of the two biggest vetoed bills cost them the chance to override one if not both measures.
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.
A months-long campaign over the governor’s vetoes concluded with Missouri lawmakers overriding a record number of vetoes but falling short on two of the highest-profile measures.
Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey and Majority Leader Ron Richard split from the rest of the GOP caucus that they lead to instead sustain Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto.
The Senate voted 23-10 on Wednesday to override the veto. Later, the House voted 111-50 to override.
The Senate voted 24-10 on Wednesday to override Nixon’s veto. The House did not vote on the bill after an earlier vote on similar legislation fell shy of the needed two-thirds majority.
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.
Senators voted 23-10 on Wednesday to override. The House supported the override 108-53, but that is one vote short of the needed two-thirds majority.
Senators supported the override 24-6 on Wednesday. It fell short of the needed two-thirds majority in the House, where legislators supported the override 107-53.