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      Update: House Republicans don't override veto

      Update: Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 5:32 p.m.

      Missouri House Republicans were not able to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill creating a special fund to receive federal money under an extension of the stimulus act.

      "There is a clear paper trail, if you will, as to how much the general assembly appropriates and to where. So, it really is good government in action, Mr. Speaker, House Budget Chairman Rep. Allen Icet said.

      Nixon said it was unnecessary, because Missouri already has a fund to receive stimulus-act money.

      Nixon also cited constitutional concerns about a separate provision giving a legislative committee greater control over the use of potential federal education grants.

      "The oversight is there, Assistant Minority Leader Rep. J.C. Kuessner said. The citizens of this state will be able to see how it was spent, where it was spent.

      Wednesday TMs veto session was the final legislative gathering for dozens of term-limited lawmakers; including Jefferson City republicans Bill Deeken, Mark Bruns and Carl Vogel.

      Update: Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 3:49 p.m.

      Missouri House Republicans have failed to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill creating a special fund to receive federal money under an extension of the stimulus act.

      The House voted 85-68 Wednesday to override Nixon's veto. But that fell short of the 109 votes needed for a two-thirds majority.

      At issue is $209 million of enhanced Medicaid payments Missouri is to get in 2011 under an extension of the 2009 stimulus act.

      The bill would place that money in a special fund. Nixon said it was unnecessary, because Missouri already has a fund to receive stimulus-act money. Nixon also cited constitutional concerns about a separate provision giving a legislative committee greater control over the use of potential federal education grants.

      Original Story:

      Missouri lawmakers will debate Wednesday whether to override a governor's veto.

      The issue deals with federal money. The override would allow a special state fund to receive $209 million in federal stimulus money.

      It would also give a legislative committee control over any funds the state might receive from a new federal education grant.

      In his veto message, Gov. Nixon said the special state account would duplicate accounts created last year.

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