Discrimination Bill Faces Veto

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JEFFERSON CITY - Governor's Nixon office received numerous phones calls on Tuesday regarding Senate Bill 188. This comes after Nixon voiced opposition to the bill on Monday.

Nixon says, "This bill would make it harder to prove discrimination in the workplace, and would throw new hurdles in the path of those whose rights have been violated."

Although Nixon voiced opposition, his office has not said whether or not he plans to veto the bill.

Those in opposition of the bill say they are hopeful this bill will not pass in Missouri.
"I believe Governor Nixon will do the right thing and veto this bill," says Holly Burgess, a member of the American Association of University Women.

Senator Brad Lager (R) says if the bill is vetoed, he forsees the Senate voting to override the governor's decision. The bill passed out of the Senate receiving a majority vote of 25. Only 23 votes are need to reach 2/3rds majority.