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Nixon discusses veto on prescription drugs tax bill

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stopped by America's Hometown on Monday.

Nixon made an appearance at Grand Pharmacy to discuss the local impact of a $200 million tax hike on prescription drugs that he vetoed last month.

"If this bill became law, Missourians would pay a new tax of up to 10 percent in some communities on prescription drugs, including insulin injections, asthma inhalers, and blood pressure medication," Nixon said. "Putting additional barriers between Missourians and the lifesaving medications they need is unacceptable and quite frankly, dangerous."

You can read Nixon's full veto message of the House Bill 253 by clicking here. We'll have more on the governor's stop tonight on WGEM News.

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