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Mo. lawmakers don't seek to override vetoes

Mo. lawmakers don't seek to override vetoes

September 14th, 2011 in News

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.