Missouri lawmakers return to Capitol for session on vetoes

1 year 1 week 1 day ago Wednesday, September 13 2017 Sep 13, 2017 Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:06:46 AM CDT September 13, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are set to reconvene at the state Capitol to consider bills vetoed by the governor.

But it's unclear if the Republican-led Legislature will have an appetite Wednesday to override any of GOP Gov. Eric Greitens' vetoes.

It's also unclear if there's enough support among lawmakers to call themselves into a special session to address other issues.

Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Parson called for a special session to discipline a senator who expressed hope on Facebook that President Donald Trump is assassinated. He also wants lawmakers to address cuts to services for the elderly and disabled.

Three-fourths of lawmakers are needed to call for a special session.

House Democrats also want to discipline a lawmaker who posted on Facebook that he hoped whoever vandalized a Confederate monument is hanged.

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