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Sept. 10, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  |  By: AP

Missouri Lawmakers Considering Overriding Governor Nixon's Vetoes

Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to override dozens of vetoes by Governor Jay Nixon.

The Legislature is to convene Wednesday with an agenda that has 32 vetoed bills and an additional 136 line-item vetoes of particular sections in the state budget.

A two-thirds majority is needed in each chamber to override vetoes.

Lawmakers plan to pursue veto overrides on about 50 budget items.

Republican legislative leaders are confident they will be able to override a veto of a bill requiring a 72-hour abortion waiting period.

Veto override attempts also could occur on legislation creating special training for teachers to carry guns in schools, granting tax breaks to some businesses and shifting the regulation of deer farms from the Conservation Department to the Agriculture Department.