Nixon Breaks Personal Veto Record, Sinquefield Funds Override Effort

Jay Nixon addresses the crowd at a 2012 event. | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Jay Nixon addresses the crowd at a 2012 event. | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon acted on the last remaining bills from the legislative session, bumping his veto tally for the year to 29 — the most in a single year since he took office in 2009.

The Missouri Legislature, which has veto-proof Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, will return to the Capitol in September for a chance to override him. Business groups and other anti-tax advocates have launched a campaign in support of overriding Nixon’s veto last month of a tax cut proposal. The Grow Missouri PAC has received $1.3 million from political mega-donor Rex Sinquefield of St. Louis to help that effort. Sinquefield also gave $200,000 to the Missouri Chamber’s fundraising arm and $100,000 to that of the Associated Industries of Missouri.

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