Governor Blunt leaves the door open for a special legislative session that will send him a major economic development bill that he can approve. But the state senate’s economic development chairman is sending a warning to the governor.
Blunt vetoed the bill passed this spring because it was so full of tax breaks for various interests that it became unaffordable and some provisions put Missouri employers at a competitive disadvantage.
Washington Senator John Griesheimer thinks the chances are good that the Governor will ask lawmakers to try again during a special session in September. But Griesheimer says the Governor better not be too restrictive in outlining his proposal or Griesheimer won’t sponsor or support the bill.
Griesheimer says he doesn’t want to hear any talk of a veto override. He says there should be no talk about an override as long as the Governor is open to suggestions from lawmakers.
Governor Blunt says he’s not going to call a special session if lawmakers are just going to stand around and point fingers at each other. He says he’ll only call the special session if he and legislators can agree on a package.