Fact: House Republicans in Jeff City need all 109 of their members to band together to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of that big tax cut.
Fact: A Lee’s Summit Republican, veteran House member Jeff Grisamore, is hinting that he might abandon that effort.
He told the Missouri Scout that he’s“leaning against the override.”
Grisamorewould join another Republican
, northeast Missouri Rep. Nate Walker, in opposing the override.
Grisamore added that he has “grave concerns” about the tax cut’s potential impact on one of his key concerns — taking care of vulnerable Missourians.
The odds of an override have been fading for several days. This week, House Speaker Tim Jones said the overridemay not even come up for a vote
unless he has commitments from every GOPer in the House.
Of course, an override could still occur if a few Democrats bolt from Nixon and support the move. But that’s not considered likely, given that Nixon is a fellow Democrat.