House Speaker Sees Tough Fight for Override

Posted by Warren Krech on July 31, 2013

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones says it will be an “uphill battle” to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of tax-cutting legislation but that he hopes to do so.

The AP reports Jones said Tuesday no final decision has been made on whether to attempt an override. The Republican speaker noted the House’s final vote on the legislation was slightly short of the two-thirds majority needed.

The veto session is coming up in September. An override would require the vote of every Republican House member, or support from some of Nixon’s fellow Democrats.

The tax legislation would cut individual and corporate tax rates and create a new deduction for some business income.

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