veto http://kbia.org en 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