Tag: veto

Governor signs four more bills into law while legislators question the delay on others

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed four more bills into law, but some members of the General Assembly are asking what’s taking so long in regard to the other bills still waiting on his desk. The governor on Thursday signed SB 8, SB 222, SB 225, and […]

Greitens issues first veto after UMKC issues plans to find alternative funding for new art facility

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens issued his first veto on Wednesday, striking down a bill that sought to match funds toward a new arts facility for the UKMC campus. In a statement issued Wednesday, the governor said his decision to veto HCR 19 was made because it […]

To Pass or Veto: Which bills still await Greitens’ signature?

The 2017 legislative session officially wrapped up on May 22, nearly one month ago, and Governor Eric Greitens has officially signed 10 bills into law. But more than 60 bills still await action from the freshman executive office holder. As of Monday, June 19, the governor has not vetoed any […]

Auditor, MATA urge Greitens to veto SB 43 over ‘Whistleblower Protection Act’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The opposition to Senate Bill 43, a bill relating to workplace discrimination, was fierce during the 2017 legislative session. Opponents of the bill, including the ACLU, the NAACP, as well as a number of legislators, said that if it were passed into law, it would undermine […]

Nixon vetoes photo voter ID law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a component of the photo voter ID package that passed the legislature this year, saying the law would disenfranchise voters. Nixon’s veto quickly drew the ire of Republican lawmakers who worked to pass the bill, saying he’s discounting the work they put […]

UPDATED By the numbers: veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri General Assembly is set to convene for this year’s veto session on September 16 – otherwise known in the Missouri Constitution as “the first Wednesday following the second Monday in September.” Two bills have already been overriden by the legislature during this regular session, leaving […]

Republicans circle the wagons as veto session approaches

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With a few short weeks left until lawmakers gather in the state capitol to weigh overrides to Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes, Republicans are counting votes on Right-to-Work and quietly amassing support for less controversial legislation. In the senate, lawmakers will have to consider HB 150, which […]