Gov. Nixon considers veto session a success because HB 253 veto was upheld
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Gov. Nixon considers veto session a success because HB 253 veto was upheld

Date: September 11, 2013
By: Ellie Coatar
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
Governor Jay Nixon considers the veto session a success because his HB 253 veto was upheld, but the legislature may overturn more bills than ever before.
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Wrap: Governor Nixon's vetoes may be historically overridden by the supermajority Republican legislature, but he still says this veto session is a defining moment for the Show-Me State.

Nixon says House Bill 253 was upheld against significant odds and tax reform is serious business.

Actuality:  VETON1.WAV
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Description: "We can't have some risky experiment that hopes that if we, that if a whole bunch of money disappears that magic will happen. Because our kids don't get educated on magic."

Nixon says he will release the 400 million dollars he withheld if the veto was overridden as quickly as possible.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar...Newsradio 1120, KMOX.

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Governor Nixon says the veto session should not be viewed as a scoreboard and counts today as a success because his tax-cut veto was not overridden.
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Wrap: Nixon's vetoes may be historically overridden by the supermajority Republican legislature, but he says Wednesday's veto session is a defining point for Missouri. He says his veto of House Bill 253 was upheld against significant odds.

Nixon believes the legislature has a growing bipartisan coalition to focus on issues like better education and job creation.

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Description: "My sense is that we're, this is a turning point and a path in which, my certain hope and expectation is that we get to a focus on the issues that really matter."

Nixon says he will speedily release the 400 million dollars he withheld in case his veto was overridden.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar...Newsradio 1120, KMOX.


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