veto http://kbia.org en Kansas City council bans openly carrying guns in the city http://kbia.org/post/kansas-city-council-bans-openly-carrying-guns-city <p></p><p>Kansas City councilmembers have unanimously voted to ban people from openly carrying firearms within city limits. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:47:14 +0000 Associated Press 57043 at http://kbia.org Kansas City council bans openly carrying guns in the city Nixon vetoes payday loan regulation bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-payday-loan-regulation-bill <p></p><p>Legislation rewriting Missouri's payday loan laws has been vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon because he says it falls short of "true reform."</p><p>Borrowers in Missouri currently can renew a payday loan up to six times and can face interest rates as high as 75 percent of the loan's original amount. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:43:10 +0000 Associated Press 55960 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes payday loan regulation bill Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have limited health insurance navigators http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-vetoes-bill-would-have-limited-health-insurance-navigators <p></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have limited who may work as a health insurance guide for a new federally run website. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:45:24 +0000 Associated Press 55760 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have limited health insurance navigators Nixon Vetoes School Transfer Bill, Citing Public Money For Private Schools And Other Concerns http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-school-transfer-bill-citing-public-money-private-schools-and-other-concerns As promised, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed on Tuesday the wide-ranging school transfer bill passed by lawmakers this year, saying it violates basic principles of public education and does nothing to help students trapped in unaccredited schools.<p>At the offices of Education Plus in west St. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:09:45 +0000 Dale Singer 55109 at http://kbia.org Nixon Vetoes School Transfer Bill, Citing Public Money For Private Schools And Other Concerns Missouri tax breaks: Expansion? Or clarification? http://kbia.org/post/missouri-tax-breaks-expansion-or-clarification <p></p><p>Missouri lawmakers approved special tax breaks this year that could benefit pizza parlors and power companies, clothes cleaners and computer data centers. And that's just the start of it. Mon, 26 May 2014 21:48:44 +0000 Associated Press 53559 at http://kbia.org Missouri tax breaks: Expansion? Or clarification? Nixon To Veto Student Transfer Bill, Cites Private Option http://kbia.org/post/nixon-veto-student-transfer-bill-cites-private-option After telegraphing his intention for a week, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday announced that he is indeed going to veto the student-transfer bill because of its provisions allowing public money to be used for private schools.<p>He also faults the bill because it does not require unaccredited sending districts to pay any transportation costs for students transferring to accredited districts, as the schools now are required to do.<p>But the governor did not signal what he plans to do next. Fri, 23 May 2014 19:27:38 +0000 Jo Mannies 53441 at http://kbia.org Nixon To Veto Student Transfer Bill, Cites Private Option Parole Board appointee defends income tax cut vote http://kbia.org/post/parole-board-appointee-defends-income-tax-cut-vote <p></p><p>A former Missouri lawmaker is defending his appointment to the state parole board in the face of opposition from some senators.</p><p>Dennis Fowler was appointed to the Board of Probation and Parole in December by Gov. Jay Nixon. But to remain in the job, his appointment must be confirmed by the Senate. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:37:27 +0000 Associated Press 46667 at http://kbia.org Parole Board appointee defends income tax cut vote Mo. Senate leader releases new gun legislation http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-leader-releases-new-gun-legislation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A Missouri Senate leader has put forth a new, pared-back proposal dealing with the enforcement of federal gun control laws.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:50:15 +0000 Associated Press 43062 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate leader releases new gun legislation Nixon releases money to help rebuild NE Mo. school http://kbia.org/post/nixon-releases-money-help-rebuild-ne-mo-school <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has released $1 million in state funding to help rebuild a northeast Missouri vocational school destroyed by fire. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:22:06 +0000 Associated Press 42089 at http://kbia.org Nixon releases just over half of withheld budget funds http://kbia.org/post/nixon-releases-just-over-half-withheld-budget-funds <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;">Democratic Governor Jay Nixon has released just over half of the 400 million dollars he withheld earlier this year from Missouri’s current state budget.&nbsp; 215-million dollars will be divvied up among K-through-12 schools, higher education, mental health programs and specific programs for training health care professional in southwest Missouri.&nbsp; Nixon released the money Thursday after Republican lawmakers on Wednesday failed to override his veto of a controversial tax cut bill.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:59:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin 40442 at http://kbia.org Nixon releases just over half of withheld budget funds Senate Bill 9 veto overridden by Missouri legislature http://kbia.org/post/senate-bill-9-veto-overridden-missouri-legislature <p></p><p>The recent veto over-ride by the Missouri State Legislative of Senate Bill 9 will enact changes to the state’s animal abuse and neglect laws. As part of the legislation, it will now be considered a felony to steal cattle.</p><p>Senator David Pearce is a Republican representing Missouri’s 14<sup>th</sup> district. He says it was important for the Bill to be passed to provide protection for livestock owners.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:48:56 +0000 Billy Grayson 40441 at http://kbia.org Senate Bill 9 veto overridden by Missouri legislature Mo. sex offender registry may be overhauled http://kbia.org/post/mo-sex-offender-registry-may-be-overhauled <p>Letting juveniles seek removal from Missouri's sex offender registry is a target for a possible veto override when lawmakers return to the state Capitol in several weeks.</p><p>Few voted against the legislation, but Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon called the measure overbroad and said it would "reduce public safety and fail to protect the rights of victims." House Speaker Tim Jones said this past week it is "ripe for an override."</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:26:52 +0000 Associated Press 39044 at http://kbia.org Mo. sex offender registry may be overhauled Doe Run Co. seeks override of punitive damage bill http://kbia.org/post/doe-run-co-seeks-override-punitive-damage-bill <p>A Missouri lead company wants lawmakers to override a veto of a bill that shields the company from large legal costs.</p><p>The Doe Run Co. contends its very future is at stake, along with hundreds of jobs.</p><p>At issue is a bill limiting punitive damages in liability cases related to old lead mining facilities. Several such lawsuits are pending against Doe Run, including one scheduled for trial in October.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:24:35 +0000 Associated Press 39043 at http://kbia.org Doe Run Co. seeks override of punitive damage bill Gov. Nixon defends veto of Mo. tax cut legislation http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-defends-veto-mo-tax-cut-legislation <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is pointing to Missouri's credit rating in defending his veto of tax cutting legislation.</p><p>Nixon has sent lawmakers a letter that says enacting the tax cuts could jeopardize Missouri's AAA-credit rating. Nixon says credit rating agencies noted the legislation in reports this month.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:18:48 +0000 Associated Press 37935 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon defends veto of Mo. tax cut legislation Nixon addresses his veto of HB 253 http://kbia.org/post/nixon-addresses-his-veto-hb-253 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon continues his attack against HB 253, a measure he vetoed in June.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:30:09 +0000 Scott Harvey 37598 at http://kbia.org Nixon addresses his veto of HB 253 University of Missouri leaders want income tax bill to stay dead http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-leaders-want-income-tax-bill-stay-dead <P>The University of Missouri Board of Curators met Friday morning, and the curators say they are concerned about statewide spending cuts that directly affect the UM System.&nbsp;</P> <P>Missouri governor Jay Nixon froze 400 million dollars in statewide spending in response to threats to override his veto of House Bill 253, a tax-cutting bill that Nixon said would drain state revenue.&nbsp; Republicans have enough seats in the state legislature to override the Democratic governor’s veto in September if they all agree to do so.&nbsp; Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:53:59 +0000 Andrew Nichols 37384 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri leaders want income tax bill to stay dead Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September http://kbia.org/post/vetoes-nixon-set-table-hectic-mo-veto-session-september Missouri <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon's</a> record number of vetoes this year is expected to set up a very busy and hard-fought veto session this September.<p>According to the Associated Press, the Democratic Governor struck down 29 of the 145 non-budgetary bills sent to him by the Republican-dominated House and Senate.&#160; Dave Robertson is a political science professor at the University of Missouri – St. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:47:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37211 at http://kbia.org Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September Nixon vetoes bill dealing with Mo. lieutenant governor http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-bill-dealing-mo-lieutenant-governor <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have changed the procedure for filling vacancies in the lieutenant governor's office. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:20:29 +0000 Associated Press 36981 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes bill dealing with Mo. lieutenant governor Nixon vetoes Mo. lending, voting measures http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-mo-lending-voting-measures <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation on fees for certain types of loans and on voting by elected officials during public meetings.</p><p>The two bills were among four vetoed by Nixon on Tuesday.</p><p>Nixon criticized the measure that would have raised the fees that lenders could charge for payday, title and consumer installment loans. The Democratic governor said the bill would have helped payday lenders increase their profits at the expense of people struggling with debt.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:47:19 +0000 Associated Press 36459 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes Mo. lending, voting measures Nixon vetoes changes to Mo. sex offender site http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-changes-mo-sex-offender-site <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation aimed at keeping the names of people who committed offenses as juveniles off Missouri's public sex offender registry.</p><p>The governor said Wednesday the legislation is too broad and would apply to anyone regardless of the crime that was committed. Nixon says crime victims would have been deprived the chance to be heard before someone's name is removed from the public websites, which are aimed at protecting the public.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:41:57 +0000 Associated Press 36458 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes changes to Mo. sex offender site State organization creates lottery to reward legislators supporting veto of tax legislation http://kbia.org/post/state-organization-creates-lottery-reward-legislators-supporting-veto-tax-legislation <p></p><p>Progress Missouri is seeking to reward Missouri state representatives who decide to support Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of an expensive tax bill.</p><p>Critics of the legislation say the tax bill would reduce general revenue in the state, and cut funds from schools and communities, while increasing taxes on prescription drugs.</p><p>State representatives who vote to override the veto will be entered in Progress Missouri’s lottery. One representative’s name will be drawn, and an aerial banner will be flown over a high school or college football game in his or her home district.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:31:01 +0000 Morgan Uber 36364 at http://kbia.org State organization creates lottery to reward legislators supporting veto of tax legislation Gov. Nixon vetoes bill changing underage gambling laws http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-vetoes-bill-changing-underage-gambling-laws <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have changed the penalties for youths trying to get into casinos with fake IDs.</p><p>Nixon said in a veto message Monday that the bill would have weakened laws that keep minors out of casinos. Missouri law already bars people younger than 21 from the gambling floor. Current law makes it a misdemeanor to show a false ID at a casino.</p><p>The legislation would have lowered that to an infraction but imposed a mandatory $500 fine.</p><p>The bill was backed by the casino industry.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:50:36 +0000 Associated Press 36336 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon vetoes bill changing underage gambling laws Why are Mo. politicians so riled up about the tax cut bill? http://kbia.org/post/why-are-mo-politicians-so-riled-about-tax-cut-bill <p></p><p>This week Como Explained dives into the tax cut bill the Governor vetoed. It's not dead yet.</p><p>We’ve talked about the <a href="http://www.kbia.org/post/how-does-veto-proof-super-majority-work">Republican veto-proof majority</a> on this show before. Well, that’s one of the main causes behind a situation playing out in Jefferson City (and across the state) right now.</p><p>Republicans <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB253">pushed a bill through the legislature</a> this year that would reduce the personal income tax rate by half a percentage point and the corporate rate by three points.&nbsp; Both would be phased in over the next 10 years. Many Republicans touted the bill as one of their key accomplishments in the 2013 session, and if it becomes law, it will likely be the most noticeable change in the state that comes out of this past session. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:20:17 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 36115 at http://kbia.org Why are Mo. politicians so riled up about the tax cut bill? Nixon speaks out again about tax cut bill veto http://kbia.org/post/nixon-speaks-out-again-about-tax-cut-bill-veto <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jay Nixon continues to speak out against the tax cut bill he vetoed last week, in the hopes that any override attempt this fall will fail. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:14:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35276 at http://kbia.org Nixon speaks out again about tax cut bill veto Gov. Nixon vetoes income tax bill, Republicans consider override http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-vetoes-income-tax-bill-republicans-consider-override <p></p><p>Some Republican lawmakers are vowing to try to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that reduced income taxes. Shortly after the Democratic governor rejected the bill today, the leading sponsors of the legislation said they would attempt to get the two-thirds vote needed to override his veto when the Legislature convenes in September.</p><p>Republicans hold enough seats in the House in Senate to override Nixon’s veto without any Democratic support. They would have to hold all of the GOP members together in the House and could afford to have only one Republican defect in the Senate. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:49:48 +0000 Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 34942 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon vetoes income tax bill, Republicans consider override Last minute politics: finding funding after a veto http://kbia.org/post/last-minute-politics-finding-funding-after-veto <p></p><p>Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation that could patch a hole in the state budget for early childhood programs and health care for the blind.</p><p>A bill given final approval Friday would transfer $55 million from general revenues into a new fund to finance the programs. The move was necessary because the 2014 budget passed last week by lawmakers called for funding the programs with savings from the repeal of a tax break for low-income seniors and disabled residents who live in rental housing. Fri, 17 May 2013 19:30:44 +0000 Associated Press 33951 at http://kbia.org Last minute politics: finding funding after a veto Newscast for November 7, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-november-7-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Boone County voters pass Proposition 1</li><li>Voter turnout at 65.7 percent in Missouri</li><li>Mo. GOP claims veto-proof majority in Legislature</li><li>Effort to raise cigarette tax fails (again)</li></ul> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:06:59 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 24197 at http://kbia.org Mo. GOP claims veto-proof majority in Legislature http://kbia.org/post/mo-gop-claims-veto-proof-majority-legislature <p>Missouri Republicans have increased their control of the state Legislature, apparently claiming the two-thirds majority needed to override the governor's vetoes.</p><p>Complete but unofficial returns show the GOP apparently will have 110 seats in the 163-member House. In the state Senate, Republicans maintained their veto-proof majority. But incumbent GOP Sen. Jim Lembke, of St. Louis, lost to Democratic challenger Scott Sifton.</p><p>Several sitting House members also lost their re-election bids.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:44:42 +0000 Associated Press 24194 at http://kbia.org Mo. GOP claims veto-proof majority in Legislature KC-based labor group trying to block birth control law http://kbia.org/post/kc-based-labor-group-trying-block-birth-control-law <P><STRONG>Updated 9/13/2012,&#160;4:51 p.m.</STRONG></P> <P>A Kansas City-based labor group is seeking to block the new law allowing Missouri employers to deny health insurance coverage for birth control pills and other contraceptive procedures.</P> <P>The new law took effect after the Missouri General Assembly overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto during Wednesday’s veto session.&#160; Attorney E.E. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:58:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Rachel Lippmann 21142 at http://kbia.org KC-based labor group trying to block birth control law Newscast for September 12, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-september-12-2012-0 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>State lawmakers override veto of birth control bill</li><li>Mo. lawmakers skip override on sales tax bill</li><li>Missouri House picks Jones as new speaker</li></ul> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:29:16 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 21075 at http://kbia.org