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Nixon stops in Cape Girardeau to discuss HB 253

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon continues his tour around the state to explain his stance on House Bill 253.

Nixon stopped at the Autism Center on the on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University on Monday.

In May, the governor vetoed House Bill 253 and the state legislature has threatened to overturn the veto ever since.

This summer, the governor has been pleading his case at schools, and health care providers.

Nixon contends a veto of the bill would force most of Missouri's mental health facilities to close their doors.

"These are life changing services for families in Missouri," said Nixon. " Life changing. I don't have to tell anybody here that if you don't turn the lights on for kids when they are young, they never do come on. We can't miss more steps and the progress we're making must be continued."

Republicans in the Missouri Legislature say Missourians and businesses need the tax reforms in house bill 2-53, and maintain that a veto is possible.

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