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Parson pleased the budget override bid failed

(AP) Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says he is pleased that lawmakers upheld what he describes as a “fiscally responsible budget” and advanced bills dealing with drug treatment courts and high school computer science courses.

The Senate scuttled an attempt Wednesday by the House to override about $785,000 of line-item vetoes that Parson made to programs affecting hospitals, troubled youths and the deaf.

The House also passed legislation Wednesday expanding special treatment courts for drug offenders and others. And representatives passed a bill allowing computer science courses to count toward high school graduation credits in math, science or practical arts. Both of those bills are to be considered by the Senate later this week.

Parson called a special session after vetoing different versions of those bills earlier this year.

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