CHICAGO — Missouri House Republicans failed to muster the votes to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a tax cut package that the Democrat had warned jeopardized public services and state's triple-A bond ratings.

The vote came Wednesday, the opening day of the Legislature's annual veto session. The GOP holds 109 seats in the House and needed votes from every Republican to meet the two-thirds threshold for an override. The final vote was 94-67.

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