Missouri Republicans look to regain veto-proof majority Tuesday

Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert
Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert

Republicans can regain a veto-proof majority in the Missouri House by winning one of three special elections Tuesday. That majority could prove pivotal as Republican lawmakers look to override vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, during the legislature’s Sept. 10 session.

Republicans already hold veto-proof majority in the Missouri Senate. They own a 108-51 majority in the House, where 109 votes are needed for an override.

The three special elections are in the 67th District in St. Louis County, where Democrat Steve Webb resigned while facing criminal charges; the 120th District in east-central Missouri, vacated when Republican Jason Smith won election to Congress last year; and the 151st District in southeast Missouri, where Republican Dennis Fowler resigned for an appointment to the state parole board.

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