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.