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GOP House leaders urge Nixon to avoid vetoes

Friday, June 19, 2009 | 2:00 p.m. CDT; updated 6:23 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 12, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's Republican House leaders are urging Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon not to veto capital improvement projects that lawmakers want to fund with federal stimulus money.

The legislature passed a bill this year to spend $381 million of stimulus funds over the next two years, largely on construction projects.

Nixon has not commented on whether he plans line-item vetoes for particular projects. But his budget director has said there will be budget vetoes because Nixon is concerned about the state's finances.

Earlier this week, Nixon also indicated his support for a bond issue to finance building projects.

House Speaker Ron Richard and Budget Committee Chairman Allen Icet on Friday urged Nixon not to use the bond issue as a justification for vetoing projects in the stimulus spending bill.

 


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