Parson’s Vetoes Stand after Senate Republican Bickering

The Missouri Senate killed attempts to override Governor Parson’s legislative vetoes Wednesday after Republican infighting about a procedural matter. Republicans battled for hours after Ash Grove Senator Mike Moon attempted to make the unusual move of bringing up a bill sponsored by another Senator about a sales tax refund. Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden of Columbia accused some Conservatives running for higher office of breaking Senate tradition to play politics.

Moon, who is running for Congress, accused his Republican colleagues of choosing not to rock the boat because the governor is in the same party. He got worked up while talking about the Department of Revenue overcharging a Kansas City business owner 36-thousand dollars.

Another bill the Missouri Legislature did not overturn would have designated 300-thousand-dollars for a program designed to fight an increase in child sex abuse in eastern Missouri’s Lincoln County.