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Republican lawmakers caucus on veto session strategy

Date: September 10, 2013
By: Alexander Mallin
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 253, HB 436

Intro: 
Republican lawmakers caucused behind closed doors Tuesday just hours ahead of their standoff with Gov. Jay Nixon's veto pen.
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Wrap: Republicans gathered in the statehouse to discuss strategy over the 29 bills vetoed by the Governor this summer.

Republican Senator Tom Dempsey says he's confident the Senate has the votes to pass the income tax cut bill that's stirred controversy and attracted national attention to the state. 

But that has to make it through the House first, along with another controversial bill that attempts to nullify federal gun laws.

Following the evening House GOP caucus, House Speaker Tim Jones said the income tax cut bill would be an uphill challenge for his chamber, and did not indicate whether it or the gun bill would have the 109 votes needed for an override.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Alex Mallin, Newsradio 1120, KMOX.

Intro: 
It was a late Tuesday evening for House Republicans, as uncertainty still remains for the fate of several controversial bills ahead of today's standoff with the governor's veto pen.
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Wrap: Senate Pro Tem Tom Dempsey says he's confident his chamber has the votes to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of the income tax cut bill that's stirred controversy and attracted national attention to the state.

But that has to get 109 votes to make it out of the House first and after spending almost three hours in the House GOP caucus, Speaker Tim Jones says it's still up in the air.

Actuality:  JONE1.WAV
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Description: "We had a hundred Republican votes during the session so picking up those last nine was always an uphill challenge it remains to be but we will continue to work on what is a major priority for this caucus up until veto session tomorrow."

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Alex Mallin, Newsradio 1120, KMOX.

 

Intro: 
It was a late Tuesday evening for House Republicans, as uncertainty still remains for the fate of several controversial bills ahead of today's standoff with the governor's veto pen.
RunTime:  0:43
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: After caucusing behind closed doors for nearly three hours Tuesday evening, House Speaker Tim Jones couldn't speak on the fate of two bills attracting national attention to the state.

But that didn't keep him from throwing in a few last-minute barbs at Governor Jay Nixon, who vetoed one bill that would cut the state's income tax rate and another that would nullify federal gun laws.

Actuality:  JONE2.WAV
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Description: "We do not understand a lot of the governor's veto messages. Upon further reflection and analysis a lot of them do not make much sense. And so we feel the governor has failed to govern in many ways so we will take on the task of governing for these very important bills and very important policies for the citizens of the state."

Reporting from the state Capitol, Alex Mallin, Newsradio 1120, KMOX.


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