Missouri Republicans meet in KC to talk veto session strategy



After Tuesday’s primary elections helped Missouri Republicans restore a veto-proof majority in the State House, Republicans are meeting in Kansas City for their summer caucus to focus on overriding a number of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes at the veto session in September.

Much of the GOP focus will center on Nixon’s vetoes of a series of bills he has dubbed the “Friday Favors.” The bills, passed on the final day of the legislative session in May, all provide tax breaks — in one form or another — to a range of different businesses.

Nixon has spent much of the summer building support for his vetoes on the bills in a campaign. The approach largely mirrors last year’s long fight to preserve a veto of a Republican income tax cut bill. Barnstorming around the state, Nixon’s fight will be about sniping at least one of the 110 House Republicans from the herd.

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