UPDATE: Legislature Overrides No Vetoes; Creates Task Force On Senior Funding

When the Missouri Legislature convened its annual veto session on Wednesday, it quickly became apparent that the votes to override ANY of Gov. Greitens would not materialize in the House, despite great concern over funding for senior programs. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch,

“Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and House Speaker Todd Richardson unveiled a special task force created to find a way to restore cuts affecting more than 8,000 low-income people.

“We’re interested in coming up with a solution,” said Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, who is the chairman of the House Budget Committee.  “I will work on it tirelessly.”

The new panel, which is tasked with arriving at a compromise within the next three weeks, may be the most significant outcome of Wednesday’s veto session.

A press release outlining the plan arrived in reporters’ inboxes just minutes before the House fell 60 votes short of overriding the governor. Without support for an override in the House, it is unlikely the Senate will take up the issue when they begin their session after 2 p.m.”

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