Parson fends off veto override attempts

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Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday fought off attempts to override a handful of his summer vetoes.

The House voted to override four of his vetoes, including money to combat child sex abuse and funding for raises for workers in the child welfare program. However, the Senate declined to overrule the governor.

The Senate killed the efforts amid heated Republican infighting, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe would not recognize Sen. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, for hours to bring the issue up for debate.

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