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Politically Speaking: Laying out the lay of the land before Missouri's veto session

Missouri Speaker of the House Todd Richardson listens to representatives speak on the last day of the legislative session.
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Missouri Speaker of the House Todd Richardson listens to representatives speak on the last day of the 2016 legislative session.

On the latest edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies go guestless, so to speak, to analyze the lay of the land before the Missouri General Assembly’s veto session.

When lawmakers return to the Capitol for the Wednesday afternoon session, the two biggest bills will be a multi-faceted gun bill and legislation implementing a photo identification requirement to vote. But even though they haven’t attracted as much attention, nearly two dozen other bills could potentially receive veto override attempts.

During the show, Mannies and Rosenbaum talk extensively about the political calculus behind overriding both of those bills. They also discussed how the governor’s race between Democratic nominee Chris Koster and GOP hopeful Eric Greitens could impact the veto session’s proceedings.

The journoduo also discussed whether there will be a change on how veto sessions proceed after Gov. Jay Nixon leaves office.

Both Mannies and St. Louis Public Radio reporter Marshall Griffin will be covering veto session, which starts at noon on Wednesday.

Follow Jason Rosenbaum on Twitter: @jrosenbaum

Follow Jo Mannies on Twitter: @jmannies

Music: “Panda (Instrumental) by Desiigner

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