veto http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Discussion: What To Expect During Missouri's 2013 Veto Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-what-expect-during-missouris-2013-veto-session <p>Missouri lawmakers will convene Wednesday for their annual veto session. Governor Jay Nixon vetoed 29 bills this year, including at least two bills that have been the subject of much campaigning and debate. Add in a Republican-led General Assembly, and this year's veto session has the potential to be of greater consequence than most.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin and Chris McDaniel have been covering the veto session, and gave host Don Marsh an overview of what to expect this year.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:52:05 +0000 Camille Phillips 29791 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What To Expect During Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Begins Wednesday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-2013-veto-session-begins-wednesday <p>The showdown between Missouri's Democratic Governor and the Republican-led General Assembly finally arrives this week, as lawmakers return to Jefferson City for their annual veto session.&nbsp; <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> struck down 29 bills this year, with most of the post-veto attention falling on two bills in particular, a controversial tax cut proposal and an even more controversial attempt to nullify federal gun control laws.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin takes a look at what may or may not happen on Wednesday.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29715 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Begins Wednesday Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vetoes-nixon-set-table-hectic-mo-veto-session-september <p>Missouri <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon's</a> record number of vetoes this year is expected to set up a very busy and hard-fought veto session this September.</p><p>According to the Associated Press, the Democratic Governor struck down 29 of the 145 non-budgetary bills sent to him by the Republican-dominated House and Senate.&nbsp; Dave Robertson is a political science professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:58:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28297 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September Slavery Behind Nixon Veto Of Effort To Rename Giant Rock http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slavery-behind-nixon-veto-effort-rename-giant-rock <p>Missouri&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that included designating part of Interstate 70 as "Graham's Picnic Rock Highway."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon said in his <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/pdf/2013/sb43veto.pdf">veto message</a> Thursday that the name refers to the Dr. Robert Graham, who owned the farm where the large rock is located.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rock can be seen in the median of Interstate 70 roughly halfway between Columbia and the St. Louis region.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:34:14 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 28143 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slavery Behind Nixon Veto Of Effort To Rename Giant Rock Nixon Vetoes Increases To Drivers License Fees http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-vetoes-increases-drivers-license-fees <div>Missouri drivers will not see their license fees double.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have increased an array of fees at your local license office.</span></div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under the bill, the costs of registering a vehicle would have gone up by $1.50. It also would have doubled the application fee for titles and obtaining or renewing a driver's license.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:39:11 +0000 Kristi Luther 27750 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Vetoes Increases To Drivers License Fees Nixon Vetoes 'Fiscally Irresponsible' Income Tax Measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-vetoes-fiscally-irresponsible-income-tax-measure <p><em>Updated at 4:45 p.m. with responses from House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) and Mo. Senator Will Kraus (R, Lee's Summit).</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Citing a lack of "fundamental fairness,"&nbsp;</span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon has vetoed&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills131/biltxt/truly/HB0253T.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">legislation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that would have reduced Missouri's income tax rates for the first time in more than 90 years.</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:43:16 +0000 The Associated Press, Rachel Lippmann & Marshall Griffin 27082 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Vetoes 'Fiscally Irresponsible' Income Tax Measure Mo. lawmakers back away from plans to override out-of-state vehicles sales tax bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-back-away-plans-override-out-state-vehicles-sales-tax-bill <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">Missouri House Republicans have decided against trying to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation on vehicle sales taxes.</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">No motion was made to override Nixon's veto when lawmakers met Wednesday. The Republican-led House and Senate approved the measure earlier this year.</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">Republican House leader Tim Jones said Wednesday he would welcome a special session over the sales tax issue. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:35:33 +0000 The Associated Press 4586 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers back away from plans to override out-of-state vehicles sales tax bill Mo. lawmakers return to Capitol for annual veto session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-return-capitol-annual-veto-session <P>Lawmakers are returning to Jefferson City for their annual veto session, which begins Wednesday at noon.</P> <P>House and Senate leaders will attempt to override <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay&nbsp;Nixon’s</A> (D)&nbsp;veto of a bill that levies local sales taxes on out-of-state vehicle purchases.&nbsp; The issue has heated up, as Nixon’s supporters are running radio ads urging Missouri citizens to call their lawmakers and tell them not to override the Governor’s veto.</P> <P>Nixon calls the bill a retroactive tax hike on anyone who’s bought a vehicle outside of Missouri this year, while GOP leaders say it will provide much-needed revenue to local police and fire departments and encourage car and boat buyers to shop in Missouri.&nbsp; <A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=139&amp;year=2012">Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller </A>(R, Willard) admits&nbsp;the chances of overriding the veto of the vehicle sales tax bill are slim. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:46:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4571 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers return to Capitol for annual veto session Mo. lawmakers face big decisions in veto overrides http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-face-big-decisions-veto-overrides <p><font color="red">Missouri</font> lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol and must decide whether to override any of Gov. Jay Nixon's <font color="red">vetoes</font>.</p><p>The Democratic governor <font color="red">vetoed</font> about a dozen bills, but attention for a possible override has focused on measures dealing with health insurance and vehicle taxes. Lawmakers are meeting Wednesday, and a successful <font color="red">veto</font> override requires a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 22:30:56 +0000 The Associated Press 4545 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers face big decisions in veto overrides Nixon seeks to avoid veto override on vehicle tax bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-seeks-avoid-veto-override-vehicle-tax-bill <P><A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D)&nbsp;and the Republican-led <A href="http://moga.mo.gov/">General Assembly</A> will face off next week over a bill vetoed earlier this year that would have required Missouri residents to pay sales taxes on vehicles purchased in other states.</P> <P>The bill in question sought to reverse a&nbsp;<A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court</A> ruling that local sales taxes cannot be levied on out-of-state vehicle purchases.&nbsp; Governor Nixon says overriding the veto would result in a retroactive tax hike without a vote of the people.</P> <P>"One hundred twenty-two thousand people&nbsp;(will be) getting a tax bill (if the override goes through)," Nixon told reporters today at his State Capitol office.&nbsp; "One hundred eight thousand of those folks...are not folks who dealt with dealers, but those folks who sold cars to each other…we’re gonna have to figure out a way to go collect taxes from people who were not charged at that time.” Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:56:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4486 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon seeks to avoid veto override on vehicle tax bill