The attempt to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of agriculture legislation narrowly failed in the state House, in the veto session that wrapped up early Thursday morning.

Republican leadership in the House left the voting board open for more than 20 minutes while it looked for the 109 votes needed to secure the override.  When the tally hit 109 the direction was given to close the voting board, but one lawmaker, Barnhart Democrat Jeff Roorda, switched from a “yay” to a “nay” at the last moment, and the override attempt failed.

How they voted - Ag bill veto override fails









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