MO Statehouse
5:30 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Mo. lawmakers face big decisions in veto overrides

Missouri lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol and must decide whether to override any of Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes.

The Democratic governor vetoed 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 veto override requires a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate.

The health insurance measure would allow individuals, employers and insurers to cite a religious or moral exemption from mandatory insurance coverage for abortion, contraception and sterilization.

The vehicle tax legislation is intended to reverse a state Supreme Court ruling that struck down local taxes on vehicles bought out of state or from individuals.