Barbara Shelly

July 17, 2014

Missouri’s governor as goalie: A look at two Jay Nixon vetoes

Tim Howard he isn’t, but Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been putting on a good show as goalie. With a legislature as beholden to industry and interest groups as Missouri’s, you want a lot of action in front of the net. Nixon provided that this year with 33 vetoes. A closer look at two of them provides a disturbing glimpse of why a backstop is so needed.

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