Missouri Veto Session 2013

On The Trail
9:37 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Legislators May Have Numbers To Counter Nixon's Vetoes

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a record number of bills this session. But some of those objections could be overridden by the GOP-controlled Missouri General Assembly.
Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI

(Updated at 1 p.m. Monday with additional comments from House Speaker Tim Jones.)

Gov. Jay Nixon proved that he can outdo himself, at least when it comes to vetoing legislation. 

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Tax Cuts
10:28 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Missouri House Democrats Propose Alternate Tax Cut Plan

Surrounded by fellow House Democrats, State Rep. Jon Carpenter of Gladstone discusses his tax cut bill.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Democrats in the Missouri House unveiled on Monday their proposal to cut taxes, as Republican leaders prepare to attempt another major tax cut.

Currently, the top state income tax rate in Missouri is 6 percent.  The Democrats' proposal, House Bill 1328, would lower that rate to 4 percent for residents earning $30,000 a year or less.  Those earning just over $30,000 up to $300,000 a year would still pay a 6 percent rate, while the rate for those earning more than $300,000 a year would rise to 8 percent.  The bill is sponsored by state Rep. Jon Carpenter, D-Gladstone.

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Border War
10:13 am
Thu December 19, 2013

'Border War Cease Fire' Legislation Pre-Filed In Mo. Senate

Mo. State Sen. Ryan Silvey (R, Kansas City)
Mo. Senate

A Kansas City lawmaker is proposing legislation next year to address the so-called "Border War" between Missouri and Kansas over businesses weighing whether to relocate or stay put.

State Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, says his proposal would create a bilateral agreement between Kansas and Missouri, forbidding them from offering incentives to entice companies to move across the border to their opposite state.

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Gun Control
7:55 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Handgun Found At Mo. Capitol Stirs Gun Control Debate

Mo. Capitol
(St. Louis Public Radio/Marshall Griffin)

There could be an effort next year to change the law allowing Missouri lawmakers and others to carry guns at the State Capitol.
A loaded handgun was found by police in the basement of the Capitol last week.  It had been left in a men's bathroom on top of a toilet paper dispenser.  Police discovered that it belonged to a staff member of Republican House Speaker Tim Jones, and that the staffer does have a conceal-carry permit.  Jacob Hummel, the top Democrat in the Missouri House, says only law enforcement officers should be allowed to carry arms at the State Capitol.

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Tax cut bill/veto session
4:52 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

'Famous 15' To Meet Friday To Discuss Proposals For Tax Bill In 2014

Rep. Lynn Morris (R, Ozark). Morris will be hosting Friday's meeting of the "Famous 15" at Family Pharmacy's corporate offices in Ozark, Mo.
Mo. House Communications

The so-called "Famous 15" Missouri Republican House Members who voted "no" on a controversial tax cut bill during last week's veto session are set to meet Friday to plan their next steps.

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Politically Speaking
1:23 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Politically Speaking: Dempsey On Veto Session And His Consequential Vote On The Gun Bill

Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Beacon.

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.

On this week's show, Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey joins us to give a post-mortem of last week's veto session. The Republican goes into great detail on why he voted against the much-covered gun nullification bill, as well as what we can expect out of next year's session.

Follow Chris McDaniel on Twitter@csmcdaniel

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Tax cut bill/veto session
6:52 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

GOP Dissenters On HB253 Say They're Not Afraid Of Consequences

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Some of the 15 Missouri Republican House members who voted against overriding a veto of a controversial tax cut bill say they're not worried about any negative fallout or consequences they may face.

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Politically Speaking
5:33 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Politically Speaking: Veto Session Review

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.

On this week's show, we take a look at the just concluded veto session, and break down the key bills and votes. We discuss the income tax cut bill's failure, as well as who gets the credit or blame. Then we discuss the nullification bill -- as well as the Doe Run bill and the other nine veto overrides.

Follow Chris McDaniel on Twitter@csmcdaniel

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Gun Laws
12:39 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Vetoed Missouri Gun Bill At A Glance

(via Flickr/kcds)

Today’s veto session includes a look at a bill impacting Missouri gun laws. 

Here's a quick overview of the bill: 

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MO Statehouse
11:15 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Live Blog & Round-Up: Missouri Veto Session 2013

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, Mo.
(St. Louis Public Radio/Marshall Griffin)

From gun control to a controversial tax cut, this year's veto session in the Missouri Legislature was one to watch.

We had a live blog during all of the developments, which you can read through still below our summaries. Here are a few things to take away:

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