Missouri Governor Mike Parson Explains I-72 Veto

Governor Mike Parson says he vetoed the money to study whether U-S Highway 36 should become I-72, because the proper groundwork hasn’t been laid yet.

Parson used his line-item veto pen to scratch out a two-point-five million dollar appropriation to study the feasibility of turning 36 into an interstate:

Parson says lawmakers added between 600-to-700 Million dollars worth of transportation projects at the end of the legislative session.

He says he had to consider whether projects would benefit the state as a whole.