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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

Jason is the politics correspondent for St. Louis Public Radio.
Jo Mannies has been covering Missouri politics and government for almost four decades, much of that time as a reporter and columnist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first woman to cover St. Louis City Hall, was the newspaper’s second woman sportswriter in its history, and spent four years in the Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau. She joined the St. Louis Beacon in 2009. She has won several local, regional and national awards, and has covered every president since Jimmy Carter. She scared fellow first-graders in the late 1950s when she showed them how close Alaska was to Russia and met Richard M. Nixon when she was in high school. She graduated from Valparaiso University in northwest Indiana, and was the daughter of a high school basketball coach. She is married and has two grown children, both lawyers. She’s a history and movie buff, cultivates a massive flower garden, and bakes banana bread regularly for her colleagues.

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