Missouri Legislature Overrides 10 Nixon Vetoes

Missouri legislators have wrapped up their annual veto session after overriding 10 vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon. The Republican-led House and Senate on Wednesday enacted laws banning local minimum wage increases and eliminating college scholarships for certain immigrants. They also voted to cut the duration of unemployment benefits to one of the shortest periods nationally. But the Democratic governor is questioning the legality of that action, because the Senate vote on the unemployment bill came four months after the House initially voted in May to override the bill. Republicans failed to override Nixon’s veto of a right-to-work bill that would have barred mandatory union fees in workplaces. The House vote on that fell well short of the required two-thirds majority.

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Source: AP