Missouri lawmakers plan override vote on tax cut

May 5, 2014

Missouri Capitol
Missouri Capitol
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Missouri lawmakers could decide this week whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an income tax cut.

An override would require a two-thirds vote of both the House and Senate. The vote would have to occur first in the Senate, because that's where the bill originated.

Sponsoring Sen. Will Kraus, of Lee's Summit, said he hoped to vote on the override Monday. Republicans hold a two-thirds Senate majority, and so they could approve an override without any Democratic support.

The bill then would go to the House, where Republicans are one vote shy of a two-thirds majority. That means they would need the support of at least one Democrat.

House Majority Leader John Diehl says he believes he has enough votes to override the veto.