Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a workers’ compensation bill on Tuesday that he said would have “invaded Missourians’ privacy, required creation of new government database.”
The rhetoric came in the midst of a battle between Nixon and a Republican-led opposition critical of his administration’s Department of Revenue’s former practice of scanning personal documents, where Republicans accused Nixon of doing essentially the same thing.
The bill, Senate Bill 34 which was sponsored by Sen. Mike Cunningham, would have called on the government to establish a database of all Missouri workers who have filed for workers’ compensation claims for on the job injuries. The database would have been accessible to Missouri employers.
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