Veto session begins at state Capitol Wednesday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri lawmakers have been back at work this week for a special session that coincides with a veto session. 

The veto session allows lawmakers to revisit bills the governor rejected during the regular session. Back during the regular session, Gov. Mike Parson signed a $28.65 billion state budget, vetoing 21 line-items totaling roughly $12 million. 

Legislators may discuss potential overrides of vetoes to approximately $154,000 in funding to hospitals to certify trauma, stroke and heart attack victims, $50,000 for emergency rescue tourniquets for law enforcement personnel and $100,000 for the Office of Child Advocate, which investigates child abuse and neglect cases. 

Another possible bill lawmakers could bring up includes $1 million to emergency bridge repair and replacement funds for accelerated replacement or immediate repair to bridges. 

To successfully override a veto, both the House and Senate would need two-thirds of their members to support the motion. 




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