Mo. lawmakers skip veto override on sales tax bill

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House Republicans have decided against trying to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of legislation on vehicle sales taxes.

No motion was made to override Nixon’s veto when lawmakers met Wednesday.

The Republican-led House and Senate approved the measure earlier this year. But House GOP leader Tim Jones said Wednesday that members of his party had several concerns about it.

The bill was intended to reverse a Missouri Supreme Court ruling that local sales taxes cannot be charged on vehicles purchased out of state or in private transactions. Instead, the high court said a local “use tax” could be charged if approved by local voters.

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