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St. Louis on the Air
4:52 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Discussion: What To Expect During Missouri's 2013 Veto Session

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

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.

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.

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Mo. Veto Session
6:35 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Begins Wednesday

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

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.  Governor Jay Nixon 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.  St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin takes a look at what may or may not happen on Wednesday.

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Veto session
6:58 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September

(l-r) Mo. House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka), Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) & Gov. Jay Nixon (D) at the 2013 State of the State Address.
Tim Bommel, Mo. House Communications

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's record number of vetoes this year is expected to set up a very busy and hard-fought veto session this September.

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.  Dave Robertson is a political science professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

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MO Statehouse
12:34 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Slavery Behind Nixon Veto Of Effort To Rename Giant Rock

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that included designating part of Interstate 70 as "Graham's Picnic Rock Highway."

Nixon said in his veto message Thursday that the name refers to the Dr. Robert Graham, who owned the farm where the large rock is located.

The rock can be seen in the median of Interstate 70 roughly halfway between Columbia and the St. Louis region.

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Politics
3:39 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Nixon Vetoes Increases To Drivers License Fees

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announces his veto of Senate Bill 51 in St. Louis, Mo., on June 26, 2013. The bill would have increased an array of licensing office fees for Missouri drivers.
Credit (Kristi Luther/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri drivers will not see their license fees double. Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have increased an array of fees at your local license office.

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.

The bill was projected to raise $22 million annually, but Nixon in St. Louis Wednesday said it didn't specify the improvements that would be made using the money.

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MO Statehouse
11:43 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Nixon Vetoes 'Fiscally Irresponsible' Income Tax Measure

Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a Republican-backed plan that would implement corporate and individual income tax rates.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated at 4:45 p.m. with responses from House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) and Mo. Senator Will Kraus (R, Lee's Summit).

Citing a lack of "fundamental fairness," Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have reduced Missouri's income tax rates for the first time in more than 90 years.

The  bill would have gradually reduced corporate and individual income tax rates while also creating a new deduction for business income reported on individual income taxes.

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Out-of-state vehicle purchases
7:35 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Mo. lawmakers back away from plans to override out-of-state vehicles sales tax bill

A used car dealership in Jefferson City.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri House Republicans have decided against trying to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation on vehicle sales taxes.


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.


Republican House leader Tim Jones said Wednesday he would welcome a special session over the sales tax issue. But Nixon says he is not calling a special session.

Veto session
4:46 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Mo. lawmakers return to Capitol for annual veto session

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Lawmakers are returning to Jefferson City for their annual veto session, which begins Wednesday at noon.


House and Senate leaders will attempt to override Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto of a bill that levies local sales taxes on out-of-state vehicle purchases.  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.


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.  Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller (R, Willard) admits the chances of overriding the veto of the vehicle sales tax bill are slim.

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MO Statehouse
5:30 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Mo. lawmakers face big decisions in veto overrides

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

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.

Vehicle Tax
2:56 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Nixon seeks to avoid veto override on vehicle tax bill

(via Flickr/jonrawlinson)

Governor Jay Nixon (D) and the Republican-led General Assembly 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.


The bill in question sought to reverse a Missouri Supreme Court ruling that local sales taxes cannot be levied on out-of-state vehicle purchases.  Governor Nixon says overriding the veto would result in a retroactive tax hike without a vote of the people.


"One hundred twenty-two thousand people (will be) getting a tax bill (if the override goes through)," Nixon told reporters today at his State Capitol office.  "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.”

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