In a vote as close it could possibly be, the Missouri legislature yesterday overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of SB 749, a bill that allows individual and group insurance consumers to opt out of paying for coverage, such as coverage for abortion, that violates their moral or religious convictions.
The vote to override in the Senate comfortably met the two-thirds requirement – 26 to 6. But the House vote was 109-45, exactly the number needed to override Nixon’s veto. It was only the 24th veto override in the state’s history.