With less than two months until the legislature's annual veto session, it's still an open question whether Sen. Kurt Schaefer will seek an override of Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation allowing some motorcyclists to ride without helmets.
Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation last week that would have allowed the Public Defender Commission to implement controls on its caseload. It's a move that pleased many prosecutors and judges, including some from Boone County.
That's because Boone County prosecutor Dan Knight and several local judges sent correspondence to Nixon urging him to veto Sen. Jack Goodman's legislation.
On a day where Gov. Jay Nixon signed a number of bills on a number of different subjects, it was legislation that failed to pass that rankled the first-term Democratic governor the most.
While the Senate passed legislation mandating insurance companies to cover ailments related to autism disorder, the House failed to act on the last day of session. It was cited by Nixon as one of the chief disappointments of the legislative session.
Gov. Jay Nixon today made two appointments to the Board of Curators for the University of Missouri System.
Nixon appointed David Bradley and Wayne Goode to the board that oversees the four-campus system. Bradley, a Republican, is the publisher for the St. Joseph News-Press. Goode, a Democrat, is a former state legislature.