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Missouri Republicans make immigrant scholarship ban a priority of veto session

When the Missouri General Assembly returns to the Capitol on Sept. 16, lawmakers will debate a bill vetoed earlier this year by Gov. Jay Nixon that would ban undocumented immigrant students from being eligible for the state’s A+ Scholarship Program. “I can’t rationalize in my head why we would reward somebody who is breaking the law,” says state Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, a Shell Knob Republican.

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