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Politics
5:43 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Nixon vetoes payday loan regulation bill

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Legislation rewriting Missouri's payday loan laws has been vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon because he says it falls short of "true reform."

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.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have limited health insurance navigators

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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.

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Education
7:09 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Nixon Vetoes School Transfer Bill, Citing Public Money For Private Schools And Other Concerns

Gov. Jay Nixon

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 5:16 am

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.

At the offices of Education Plus in west St. Louis County, the governor listed three main reasons for his action.

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Politics
4:48 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Missouri tax breaks: Expansion? Or clarification?

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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.

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Politics
2:27 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Nixon To Veto Student Transfer Bill, Cites Private Option

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the student transfer bill on Friday.

Originally published on Sat May 24, 2014 4:23 am

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.

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.

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Politics
4:37 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Parole Board appointee defends income tax cut vote

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A former Missouri lawmaker is defending his appointment to the state parole board in the face of opposition from some senators.

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.

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Politics
4:50 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Mo. Senate leader releases new gun legislation

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A Missouri Senate leader has put forth a new, pared-back proposal dealing with the enforcement of federal gun control laws.

Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard released a draft Thursday of proposed legislation for the 2014 session seeking to nullify federal gun control laws that infringe on Second Amendment rights.

The new proposal comes about six weeks after Richard and Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey voted against an attempted veto override of a bill addressing the same subject because of concerns about its constitutionality.

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Politics
3:22 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Nixon releases money to help rebuild NE Mo. school

Gov. Jay Nixon has released $1 million in state funding to help rebuild a northeast Missouri vocational school destroyed by fire.

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Politics
5:59 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Nixon releases just over half of withheld budget funds

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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.  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.  Nixon released the money Thursday after Republican lawmakers on Wednesday failed to override his veto of a controversial tax cut bill.

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Politics
5:48 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Senate Bill 9 veto overridden by Missouri legislature

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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.

Senator David Pearce is a Republican representing Missouri’s 14th district. He says it was important for the Bill to be passed to provide protection for livestock owners.

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Crime
7:26 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Mo. sex offender registry may be overhauled

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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.

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."

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Business
7:24 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Doe Run Co. seeks override of punitive damage bill

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A Missouri lead company wants lawmakers to override a veto of a bill that shields the company from large legal costs.

The Doe Run Co. contends its very future is at stake, along with hundreds of jobs.

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.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Gov. Nixon defends veto of Mo. tax cut legislation

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Gov. Jay Nixon is pointing to Missouri's credit rating in defending his veto of tax cutting legislation.

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.

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Politics
5:30 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Nixon addresses his veto of HB 253

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Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon continues his attack against HB 253, a measure he vetoed in June.

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Education
1:53 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

University of Missouri leaders want income tax bill to stay dead

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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. 


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.  Republicans have enough seats in the state legislature to override the Democratic governor’s veto in September if they all agree to do so. 

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Politics
7:47 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September

Tim Bommel, Mo. House Communications

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 7:05 pm

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's record number of vetoes this year is expected to set up a very busy and hard-fought veto session this September.

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.  Dave Robertson is a political science professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

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Politics
5:20 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Nixon vetoes bill dealing with Mo. lieutenant governor

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Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have changed the procedure for filling vacancies in the lieutenant governor's office.

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Politics
4:47 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Nixon vetoes Mo. lending, voting measures

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation on fees for certain types of loans and on voting by elected officials during public meetings.

The two bills were among four vetoed by Nixon on Tuesday.

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.

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Politics
4:41 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Nixon vetoes changes to Mo. sex offender site

Gov. Jay Nixon
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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.

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.

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Politics
8:31 am
Tue July 2, 2013

State organization creates lottery to reward legislators supporting veto of tax legislation

Critics of state tax legislation passed in this year's legislative session, and vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon, say Missouri schools would pay the price.
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Progress Missouri is seeking to reward Missouri state representatives who decide to support Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of an expensive tax bill.

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.

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.

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Politics
4:50 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Gov. Nixon vetoes bill changing underage gambling laws

Gov. Jay Nixon
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that would have changed the penalties for youths trying to get into casinos with fake IDs.

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.

The legislation would have lowered that to an infraction but imposed a mandatory $500 fine.

The bill was backed by the casino industry.

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CoMo Explained
7:20 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Why are Mo. politicians so riled up about the tax cut bill?

H.B. 253 does not contain any actual threats to Abraham Lincoln's face. But to tax rates, yeah, definitely.

This week Como Explained dives into the tax cut bill the Governor vetoed. It's not dead yet.

Como Explained: Episode 11

We’ve talked about the Republican veto-proof majority 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.

Republicans pushed a bill through the legislature this year that would reduce the personal income tax rate by half a percentage point and the corporate rate by three points.  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.

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Politics
5:14 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Nixon speaks out again about tax cut bill veto

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon
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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.  

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Politics
4:49 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Gov. Nixon vetoes income tax bill, Republicans consider override

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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.

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.

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Politics
2:30 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Last minute politics: finding funding after a veto

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Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation that could patch a hole in the state budget for early childhood programs and health care for the blind.

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.

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PM Newscasts
6:06 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Newscast for November 7, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Boone County voters pass Proposition 1
  • Voter turnout at 65.7 percent in Missouri
  • Mo. GOP claims veto-proof majority in Legislature
  • Effort to raise cigarette tax fails (again)
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Politics
5:44 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Mo. GOP claims veto-proof majority in Legislature

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Missouri Republicans have increased their control of the state Legislature, apparently claiming the two-thirds majority needed to override the governor's vetoes.

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.

Several sitting House members also lost their re-election bids.

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politics
4:58 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

KC-based labor group trying to block birth control law

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Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 4:51 pm

Updated 9/13/2012, 4:51 p.m.


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.


The new law took effect after the Missouri General Assembly overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto during Wednesday’s veto session.  Attorney E.E. Keenan represents the Greater Kansas City Coalition of Labor Union Women.

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PM Newscasts
6:29 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Newscast for September 12, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • State lawmakers override veto of birth control bill
  • Mo. lawmakers skip override on sales tax bill
  • Missouri House picks Jones as new speaker
Politics
5:14 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Mo. lawmakers skip veto override on sales tax bill

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Missouri House Republicans have decided against trying to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation on vehicle sales taxes.

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