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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon  (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Mo. Legislature to Decide on Override of Gov. Nixon’s Veto

An override would require a two-thirds vote of both the House and Senate.

05/05/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon  (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Capitol Perspectives: Veto Strategies

This year, we’ve seen a new legislative strategy evolve to deal with vetoes by the governor.

05/02/2014

File photo of a person holding a gun. (Photo: Getty Images/Scott Barbour)

Mo. Senate Panel Considering Gun Law Nullification

A Missouri Senate panel is taking up legislation that would send federal agents to jail for enforcing federal gun control laws in the state.

01/21/2014

Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Capitol Perspectives: Sloppy Legislation

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.

09/23/2013

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

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5 Things to Know from Mo. Completed Veto Session

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.

09/13/2013

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Mo. Lawmakers Fail to Override Veto of Gun Bill

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.

09/12/2013

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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

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Veto Sustained On Mo. Unemployment Bill

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.

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

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