Missouri legislators considering veto overrides
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's Republican-led Legislature will be meeting to consider overriding more than a dozen vetoes made by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, including several on bills affecting workers' paychecks.
The annual veto-override session is to begin at noon Wednesday. A two-thirds vote in each chamber is required to override vetoes.
The bills up for consideration include ones cutting unemployment benefits to one of the shortest periods nationally, barring local minimum wages and eliminating college scholarships for certain immigrants. All of those appear likely to pass, so long as Republicans hold together their supermajorities.
Another vetoed bill would make Missouri a right-to-work state by barring union contracts that require fees from all employees. But some Republicans have vowed to oppose an override attempt.