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Small-Business Bills Face Uphill Challenge in Veto Session

Date: August 20, 2014

Sen. Mike Kehoe and Rep. Jeanie Riddle briefed the NFIB/Missouri Leadership Council on the upcoming veto session at its annual retreat in Columbia.

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a record 33 bills this year, several of which would affect small businesses.

Senator Kehoe discussed his unemployment bill, which the governor vetoed. Kehoe said he was working hard to find the number of votes necessary to override the governor. 

NFIB/Missouri State Director Brad Jones said he believes some of the tax-related bills might be difficult to override, given the short time before the election and the ability of the governor to use his office as a bully pulpit to oppose them.

Representative Riddle, meanwhile, said she remains optimistic.

The veto session begins Sept. 10.

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