Missouri lawmakers may act quickly to attempt override of Nixon veto of ‘paycheck protection’ bill

Shortly after the Missouri General Assembly returns Tuesday from its weeklong recess, lawmakers are expected to attempt their first override this session of a so-called “paycheck protection” bill vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon.

The bill would require many public employees who are members of unions or teacher groups to annually authorize automatic paycheck deductions for dues or fees. Currently, workers have to approve the deductions only once, although they can rescind their approval at any time.

The Missouri arm of Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group, contends the attempted override could come late Tuesday. The Missouri House and Senate each passed the bill with the exact number to override – 109 in the House and 23 in the Senate – but opponents, who have dubbed the bill “paycheck deception,” are hoping to peel off at least one of those votes.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio


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