Veteran lawmaker looks ahead to his final veto session

Sen. David Pearce (R-Warrensburg) believes the Missouri Legislature will only attempt to override about half of Gov. Jay Nixon’s (D) 22 vetoes during this year’s veto session.

“You would think that all bills would be brought up for an override. But sometimes they agree with the Governor, other times it is maybe a very, very small, inconsequential bill not worthy of bringing it up during an override,” Pearce says.

Pearce says another potential scenario would be if things have changed since a bill passed. Pearce says bill sponsors are currently talking to their Missouri House and Senate colleagues, before determining if they’ll seek an override.

The veto session starts at noon on Sept. 14. The Missouri Constitution allows up to ten days for the session.

Read more: Missourinet


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