Kehoe wants Senate to override vehicle tax veto

Missouri lawmakers would avoid future legal problems by voting to uphold a veto of a bill restoring use taxes on vehicles, trailers and outboard motors purchased out of state, Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday.

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But state Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, countered the bill is important because the current situation — no use taxes being collected in many parts of Missouri — is causing local governments to lose revenues and jobs.

If given the chance, Kehoe said, he’ll ask the Senate to override Nixon’s veto next week.

Nixon vetoed the bill on July 12, and told reporters Tuesday the vetoed bill would impose a retroactive tax, without a public vote, on more than 122,702 past vehicle sales.

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