The House debated overriding Gov. Nixon's tax cut veto, but took no action
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The House debated overriding Gov. Nixon's tax cut veto, but took no action

Date: May 5, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

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Despite debating for over an hour, the Missouri House took action on overriding Governor Nixon's veto of the tax cut bill
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Wrap: After House members debated whether or not to override Gov. Nixon's veto of the tax cut bill, Majority Leader John Diehl cut off debate and the House adjourned without taking a vote.

Among those supporting the bill was Kansas City-area Republican Representative Myron Neth.

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Description: "We are willing to go and give a billion dollar tax cut to one company and we're not willing to go and give that same money to the very people who are the job creators in this state who will create jobs."

Earlier in the day, the Senate voted to override Nixon's veto on a straight party-line vote.

In order for the House to override, Republicans need all 108 of their members and 1 Democrat to vote yes.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.

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The Missouri House did not take action Monday night on a tax cut bill Governor Nixon vetoed that Democrats say will take away from education funding
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Wrap: House members debated a measure Governor Jay Nixon vetoed for over an hour Monday night, but took no action after Majority Leader John Diehl cut off debate and adjourned the House.

During the debate, St. Louis County Democratic Representative Genise Montecillo said the measure takes away money from education.

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Description: "Every one of us in this body ran on education. We made a promise to support the education of the children in our state and once again, we are abdicating that responsibility."

Just hours before the House took up the override, the Senate overrode Nixon's veto on a straight party-line vote.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.


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