- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Latest on a Missouri proposal to rein in the amount of money lawmakers aim to provide to K-12 schools (all times local):

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4:45 p.m.

Missouri senators have voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a proposal to rein in the amount of money lawmakers aim to provide to K-12 schools.

Hours after he vetoed the bill Wednesday, senators voted 25-7 to override him. Two-thirds of House members also must vote to override the governor.

The bill would set a cap on what lawmakers consider adequate school funding, which is used as a goal during budgeting.

Funding for years has fallen short of those goals.

Planned basic aid for K-12 schools next fiscal year falls more than $400 million short of funding goals. Under the proposal, it would be about $54 million short.

Supporters say a cap will make it more feasible to meet target funding, but Nixon says it breaks a promise made to students.

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12:10 p.m.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a proposal to rein in the amount of money lawmakers aim to provide to K-12 schools.

Nixon on Wednesday vetoed the bill, which would set limits on what lawmakers consider adequate school funding.

Legislators use a calculation to set that amount, which is used as a goal during budgeting.

Legislators for years have fallen short of meeting those goals.

Planned basic aid for K-12 schools next fiscal year falls more than $400 million short of funding goals. Under the proposal, it would be about $54 million short.

Supporters say a cap will make it more feasible to meet target funding.

The lead House member pushing the bill says he has no doubt lawmakers will attempt an override. It passed with enough support to override.

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Missouri school funding bill is SB 586.

Online:

Senate: http://www.senate.mo.gov

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