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Missouri Governor 'Optimistic' Some Vetoes Will Stick

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Governor J. Nixon

  Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's "optimistic" some of his vetoes will be sustained when the Republican-led Legislature considers overrides next week.

Nixon made his case against more than 20 vetoed bills to reporters Wednesday at the Capitol in advance of the annual veto session.

Republicans have enough members in both chambers to override vetoes.

Nixon's vetoes of a sweeping guns bill and a photo identification requirement for voters at the polls have gotten the most attention.

Nixon focused Wednesday on some of the lesser-known vetoed bills. He slammed legislation to allow license offices to charge more fees. He also criticized a bill to take away a current requirement that certain businesses use a federal E-verify system to check if job applicants are authorized to work in the U.S.

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