override http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Legislature votes to override veto of birth control bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-legislature-votes-override-veto-birth-control-bill <P><STRONG>Updated 9/13/2012,&nbsp;4:51 p.m.</STRONG></P> <P>A Kansas City-based labor group is seeking to block the new law allowing Missouri employers to deny health insurance coverage for birth control pills and other contraceptive procedures.</P> <P>The new law took effect after the Missouri General Assembly overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto during Wednesday’s veto session.&nbsp; Attorney E.E. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:26:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin, Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 4581 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Legislature votes to override veto of birth control 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 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 Mo. House overrides governor's redistricting veto http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-overrides-governors-redistricting-veto <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has voted to override Governor Jay Nixon&#39;s (D) veto on a proposal to redraw the state&#39;s congressional districts.</p><p>The House overrode the veto&nbsp;today by a vote of 109-44.</p><p>Overriding the veto required a two-thirds majority. Wed, 04 May 2011 16:01:07 +0000 The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 1175 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House overrides governor's redistricting veto