Missouri lawmakers could decide this week whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of an income tax cut.
An override would require a two-thirds vote of both the House and Senate. The vote would have to occur first in the Senate, because that’s where the bill originated.
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Sponsoring Sen. Will Kraus, of Lee’s Summit, said he hoped to vote on the override Monday. Republicans hold a two-thirds Senate majority, and so they could approve an override without any Democratic support.
The bill then would go to the House, where Republicans are one vote shy of a two-thirds majority. That means they would need the support of at least one Democrat.
House Majority Leader John Diehl says he believes he has enough votes to override the veto.