Mo. lawmakers don’t seek to override vetoes
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have opened and closed their annual veto session without attempting to override any of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes.
The Democratic governor vetoed 14 bills and part of a budget bill approved by the Legislature during its regular session.
On Wednesday, lawmakers took a break from their special legislative session to consider the vetoed measures. But no attempts were made in either the House or the Senate to override the vetoes.
It takes a two-thirds vote to override a veto. Republican House Speaker Steven Tilley says there weren’t enough votes in his chamber to overcome any of Nixon’s vetoes.