Alright folks, we're getting set up here in Jefferson City.
Gov. Jay Nixon (D) vetoed 29 bills this year (that's a lot, in case you were wondering), and veto session is when legislators decide which ones they can override.
The marquee bills are: HB 253 (it would cut income tax rates and inadvertently raise the sales tax on Rx drugs), HB 301 (a bill that would remove some sex offenders from the registry), HB 436 (so-called nullification bill).
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Grow Missouri (van pictured below) was given nearly $2.4 million by a wealthy St. Louisan to persuade lawmakers to vote for the income tax cut bill. It appears to have all been for naught, as the thinking is they won't have the required 109 votes in the House.
So far, just some opening prayers/pledge/moment of silence. Now we're getting to election of speaker pro tem.
As we mentioned before, it's packed here. A lot of green Grow Mo shirts in the crowd.
Right now the House is on line-item vetoes of the budget. This one is HB 19.
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And House overrides of HB 19. Looks like 112 votes.
And now the bill that everybody has been waiting for: HB 253, the income tax cut bill.