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  • General Assembly overrides governor´s veto of concealed carry bill

    07/09/2013 6:12:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/9/13 | Ray Long & Monique Garcia
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois today became the last state in the country to legalize the concealed carry of guns after both the House and Senate rejected Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to rewrite the compromise bill. Senators voted 41-17 to override Quinn’s amendatory veto of the bill. Earlier in the day, the House voted 77-31 to overturn the governor’s rewrite. The measure now becomes law, though the actual ability of gun owners to carry a concealed firearm remains months away. The action by the Democratic General Assembly was a major repudiation of the actions of the state’s Democratic governor.
  • Concealed-carry legal in Illinois after Senate joins House in blocking Quinn’s amendatory veto

    07/09/2013 4:56:54 PM PDT · by umgud · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7/9/13 | Dave McKinney
    SPRINGFIELD-Illinois joined 49 other states Tuesday by approving legislation allowing gun owners to carry their weapons in public places, overriding Gov. Pat Quinn and dealing the governor a resounding defeat. The Senate put the finishing touches on the override push, voting 41-17 to reject a series of changes Quinn had recommended to the concealed-carry legislation that passed in May. The Senate’s action followed a 77-31 vote by the House earlier Tuesday.
  • House overrides governor's veto of concealed carry bill

    07/09/2013 12:03:31 PM PDT · by bigbob · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-9-13 | Ray Long and Monique Garcia
    The Illinois House, with no debate, voted 77-31 today to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s changes to a compromise plan to regulate the concealed carrying of firearms in the state. The state Senate must also vote to override Quinn’s rewrite of the bill for the measure to become law. That vote is expected later today.
  • Mix-up puts House farm bill veto override in doubt

    05/21/2008 6:22:57 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 143+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/21/8 | MARY CLARE JALONICK and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, Associated Press Writers
    The House overwhelmingly rejected George W. Bush's veto Wednesday of a $290 billion farm bill, but what should have been a stinging defeat for the president became an embarrassing episode for Democrats. Only hours before the House's 316-108 vote, Bush had vetoed the five-year measure, saying it was too expensive and gave too much money to wealthy farmers when farm incomes are high. The Senate then was expected to follow suit quickly. Action stalled, however, after the discovery that Congress had omitted a 34-page section of the bill when lawmakers sent the massive measure to the White House. That means...
  • House Overrides Bush Veto of $300B Farm Bill

    05/21/2008 3:57:02 PM PDT · by batter · 29 replies · 119+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 21 May 2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The House quickly rejected George W. Bush's veto Wednesday of a $290 billion farm bill and the Senate was poised to follow suit, a stark rebuke of a president overridden only once in his two terms. Only hours before the House's 316-108 vote, Bush had vetoed the five-year measure, saying it was too expensive and gave too much money to wealthy farmers when farm incomes are high. The legislation includes election-year subsidies for farmers and food stamps for the poor — spending that lawmakers could promote when they are back in their districts over the Memorial Day weekend....
  • A parting shot at the people

    02/17/2008 6:04:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 223+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2008 | Paul Jacob
    >Nebraska State Senator DiAnna Schimek's 20-year legislative career is nearly over. She feels victimized, no doubt, by the voter-enacted term limits that make this her final year in power. Still, Senator Schimek hopes to go out with her boots on, firing one final shotgun blast to maim or kill the initiative process she has long abhorred. You see, it was only through the voter initiative that Nebraskans passed term limits . . . three times. Yup. It took three petition drives and three votes of the people. Of course, term limits passed overwhelmingly each time. But a charmed third initiative...
  • Crisis and Opportunity - School district budget override failures open door for creativity

    11/12/2007 10:53:32 AM PST · by GoldwaterInstitute · 42+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | November 12, 2007 | Dr. Matthew Ladner
    The patience of the Arizona taxpayer is not infinite. Voters sent a clear message last week in school bond and budget override elections, defeating 22 such measures while passing only 11. Some of those passed were by very narrow margins. Some of the budget overrides that were defeated had been in place for decades. There has already been a steady stream of news stories about districts struggling to deal with a new fiscal reality. This situation reminds me that the Chinese use the same symbol for crisis and opportunity. School districts overflowing with students but whose voters rejected new debt...
  • Congress Hands Bush First Veto Override { Water Resources }

    11/08/2007 9:54:32 AM PST · by SmithL · 46 replies · 76+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/8/7 | CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press Writer
    President Bush suffered the first veto override of his seven-year-old presidency Thursday as the Senate enacted a $23 billion water resources bill despite his protest that it was filled with unnecessary projects. The vote was 79-14 to pass the bill. Enactment was a foregone conclusion, but it still marked a milestone for a president who spent his first six years with a much friendlier Congress controlled by his Republican Party. Now he confronts a more hostile, Democratic-controlled legislature, and Thursday's vote showed that even many Republicans will defy him on spending matters dear to their political careers. The bill funds...
  • House Votes to Override Veto {Water Resources}

    11/06/2007 3:16:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 96+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/6/7 | JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer
    The House approved what could become the first override of a President Bush veto Tuesday, with Republicans joining Democrats in challenging the president over a $23.2 billion water resources bill that addresses pressing infrastructure needs while offering hundreds of home district projects. "I must respectfully disagree with President Bush's veto of this important and long overdue water resources development act," said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., the top Republican on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, in explaining the rare rebellion of the GOP faithful toward the president. The vote was 361-54, well over the two-thirds majority needed to negate a presidential...
  • FREEP CONGRESS 1-202-224-3121 VOTE NO to override Veto on S-Chip Explosion Thursday 10AM EDT!!

    10/17/2007 7:49:29 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 10 replies · 50+ views
    vanity | October 17, 2007 | the eagle has landed
    This would be step 2 out in a several step plan to Hillary's Unconstitutional Socialist Single payer Health care scam 1. Cover poor children 2. Explode program to take more kids and adults off private health care and put them on Govt plan.
  • Democrats Build Plan to Override Health Bill Veto

    09/29/2007 3:19:55 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 217+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/28/07 | Robert Pear and David M. Herszenhorn
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 — Democrats and their allies mapped out a strategy on Friday that they hoped would enable them to override President Bush’s expected veto of a bipartisan bill providing health insurance for 10 million children, most of them in low-income families. Democratic leaders said they would highlight the contrast between the president’s request for large sums of money for the Iraq war and his opposition to smaller sums for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as Schip. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, said, “It’s ironic that in the very same week that the president says he’s...
  • Republican Revolt: Some Discuss Defying President - Democrats Still Lack Votes to Override Veto

    07/08/2007 7:58:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 938+ views
    Republican Revolt: Some Discuss Defying President Democrats Still Lack Votes to Override Veto July 8, 2007 — After a week-long recess, Congressional members will head back to Capitol Hill this week. And some top Republicans openly are discussing defying President George Bush and supporting a bill to bring home overseas troops. Six Republican Senators have signed a bill that calls for implementing the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group, including setting conditions for a possible redeployment of U.S. troops next spring. A growing sense that the president's surge strategy isn't working may be driving the shift. "The overall level of...
  • Iffy interstate: Harris County pulls out of I-69 Alliance

    05/28/2007 1:14:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 695+ views
    Victoria Advocate ^ | May 28, 2007 | Rebecca Holm
    The future of an interstate planned to run through Victoria appears murkier than ever. Harris County, a key point along the proposed Interstate 69 route, pulled out of the I-69 Alliance in mid-May. In an article in the May 15 Houston Chronicle, Bill Murphy and Rad Sallee wrote that Harris County pulled out of the I-69 Alliance after county commissioners decided too much was spent annually in membership costs. The county hopes that a bill in legislation right now is passed, because it would give them access to build a toll road as part of the Trans-Texas Corridor parallel to...
  • Toll road bill still awaits Perry's signature

    05/29/2007 2:34:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 643+ views
    WFAA ^ | May 29, 2007 | Jake Batsell (Dallas Morning News)
    AUSTIN – Lawmakers broke camp Monday, taking it on faith that Gov. Rick Perry won't slam the brakes on a compromise toll road bill. Monday's session finale came and went without Mr. Perry signing the bill, which imposes a partial two-year freeze on private toll road deals. Lawmakers did not try to override his veto on their initial bill to overhaul the state's toll policies. Many involved in the contentious toll road debate were expecting Mr. Perry to approve the bill by now because his office was closely involved in hammering out the compromise. Perry spokeswoman Krista Moody said the...
  • Architect of toll road freeze is credited for her tenacity

    05/26/2007 6:07:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 701+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 26, 2007 | Jake Batsell
    Those persuasion skills were key to Ms. Kolkhorst marshaling support for a partial two-year moratorium on private toll roads. The bill could get lawmakers' final blessing today. The Brenham Republican has emerged as a central figure in the Legislature's efforts to slow down the privatization of Texas roads. She has persuaded nearly all of her 149 House colleagues to back the moratorium, which excludes most North Texas toll projects. Ms. Kolkhorst, 42, has parlayed a blend of persistence, fearlessness, smarts and country charm into a more visible role in Austin. In addition to leading the toll road freeze, she has...
  • Toll road agreement reached

    05/25/2007 4:01:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 663+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | May 25, 2007 | Ben Wear
    House, Senate passage seem likely The careening vehicle that has been this legislative session's toll road overhaul appeared to pull into the garage about 4:35 p.m. Thursday. At that moment, Republican state Sen. Robert Nichols of Jacksonville, after spending several moments huddling on the floor with Sen. Tommy Williams, sponsor of Senate Bill 792, affixed his signature to a compromise version of the bill, and the two shook hands. "We've got a deal now," Williams, R-The Woodlands, said about an hour later. "This is really going to move transportation issues forward, particularly in large metropolitan areas." The deal was among...
  • Toll-road pact is still in talks

    05/24/2007 10:15:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 566+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | May 24, 2007 | Aman Batheja
    AUSTIN -- Key negotiators were still working Wednesday night to hammer out a compromise version of a toll-road moratorium bill that Gov. Rick Perry won't veto. Earlier Wednesday, Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, said a compromise between the House and Senate versions of a transportation bill had been negotiated, but key House members quickly insisted that a deal had not been reached. The compromise version would require both chambers' approval. Perry vetoed a toll-road moratorium bill last week, citing concerns that it would cost the state federal funding of transportation projects. Different versions of a second moratorium passed both chambers last...
  • TTC Wars: Will Perry’s pet project prevail?

    05/23/2007 3:22:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 493+ views
    Lone Star Times ^ | May 23, 2007 | Rick G
    Paul Burka’s blog has a nice update on the legislative efforts to de-rail Gov. Perry’s Trans Texas Corridor project. It hasn’t been stopped yet (reference to bills are bills to halt the TTC): So here’s where we are. HB 1892, the original bill, has been vetoed. SB 792, Carona’s bill, is in conference committee. The governor’s office, through former senator Ken Armbrister, is trying to round up enough votes in the Senate (11) to block an override of the veto. If he is successful, then the governor holds all the cards. He can veto 792 as well, with the calendar...
  • Toll road foe a powerful force

    05/20/2007 3:00:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 881+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | May 19, 2007 | Patrick Driscoll
    In many ways, Terri Hall was on a collision course with Texas toll road policies long before she and her family loaded up their van and drove from California to the Hill Country three years ago. A lifetime of volunteering, a hunger for staying on top of politics, and strong religious and moral convictions helped hone Hall's activist instincts. Her brains, drive, superb speaking skills, engaging personality and wholesome good looks — noted by friends and enemies alike — make Hall especially effective. They help explain why this 37-year-old mother of six is a leading force in a populist assault...
  • With replacement in limbo, Perry vetoes toll bill

    05/19/2007 4:56:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 603+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | May 19, 2007 | Ben Wear
    Senate rebuffs House changes to SB 792, pushing final action on the tollway overhaul into the session's last week. The Texas Senate declined to accept House changes in a key toll road bill Friday, thus requiring a House and Senate conference committee to craft a compromise version and triggering a gubernatorial veto of another bill. When the House decided to knock off work for the weekend early Friday afternoon, Senate Bill 792 was put on ice until Monday. That led Gov. Rick Perry to follow through on his pledge to veto the legislation that SB 792 is meant to replace,...
  • New tollway bill passes Senate

    05/15/2007 9:51:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 781+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | May 15, 2007 | Bean Wear
    More projects exempted from private toll road moratorium in unanimous Senate vote. The Texas Senate, after hours of closed-door negotiations stamped out hot spots of dissent, unanimously passed revamped toll road legislation Monday that would supplant a bill languishing on Gov. Rick Perry's desk. Perry, who has made it clear he would veto the first bill, House Bill 1892, immediately signaled that he would allow Senate Bill 792 to become law if the House passes it in its current form. Lawmakers involved in the negotiations say they hope to get SB 792 to Perry late this week in time to...
  • Toll road compromise reached (Texas)

    05/14/2007 7:48:00 AM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 9 replies · 768+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5/14/07 | Ben Wear
    Toll road compromise reached By Ben Wear | Monday, May 14, 2007, 08:10 AM Lawmakers, representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation and others have reached agreement on major toll road legislation that will be laid out this morning in a meeting of the Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee. But there could be a backlash. Many legislators had said this session that what they didn’t want was to be presented with a large “agreed-upon” transportation bill late in the session with little or no time to absorb it. That’s exactly what they’re getting, however. The bill, in this instance,...
  • Lawmakers discuss transportation amid threat of special session

    05/11/2007 12:33:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 409+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 10, 2007 | Liz Austin Peterson (Associated Press)
    AUSTIN — Intense negotiations on compromise transportation legislation continued Thursday, a day after Gov. Rick Perry threatened to call a special session on the issue. Senate Transportation Committee chairman Sen. John Carona said the sides were close to an agreement, though his House counterpart wasn't as optimistic. "We are very close, however we've been close before," said state Rep. Mike Krusee, R-Round Rock. Asked if thought the deal could be completed before the session ends on May 28, he said: "It's 50-50." The dustup involves a sweeping bill the Legislature sent Perry earlier this week that would put a two-year...
  • Governor wants roads bill changed before end of session

    05/09/2007 6:19:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 668+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 9, 2007 | Kelley Shannon (Associated Press)
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry doesn't like a transportation bill Texas lawmakers sent him and threatened Wednesday to call them back to address the issue if no solution is reached before the legislative session ends May 28. "The good news is, there's still time to fix it .... if not, I have no other option as the leader of this state than to bring the Legislature back until we address these issues and we get Texas back to where it can have a vibrant transportation infrastructure," Perry said. Though a two-year moratorium on private toll road contracts is a major...
  • Private toll road moratorium sent to governor

    05/03/2007 5:51:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies · 490+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 2, 2007 | Jim Vertuno (Associated Press)
    AUSTIN — The House gave final approval Wednesday to placing a two-year moratorium on private toll road contracts, sending the bill to Gov. Rick Perry and setting up a showdown over the future of the state's transportation policy. Perry had urged the Legislature to reject the freeze but has stopped short of promising a veto. The House approved the measure 139-1, showing it has broad enough support that lawmakers could vote to override the governor if he tries to kill it. The Senate approved the bill 27-4 last week. The Legislature can override a veto with a two-thirds vote of...
  • Bumpy ride for tollway plans

    04/28/2007 1:54:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 587+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | April 28, 2007 | Aman Batheja
    AUSTIN -- The Texas Senate passed its second bill this session creating a two-year moratorium on privately funded toll roads Friday, a sharp rebuke of Gov. Rick Perry's plan to solve the state's transportation problems. Senators voted 27-4 to approve the bill, which would prevent the creation of toll roads made by public entities contracting with private companies. The Senate passed a similar bill earlier, but that version appears dead in the House. The version approved Friday easily passed the House this month by a vote of 137-2. The bill's Senate sponsor, Republican Tommy Williams of The Woodlands, said he...
  • Privatization opponents confident of override if Texas governor uses veto

    04/24/2007 9:05:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 470+ views
    Land Line Magazine ^ | April 23, 2007 | Land Line Magazine
    Opponents of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s proposed Trans-Texas Corridor say they can count on the votes to override if Perry vetoes a bill that would delay such projects. The Texas House and Senate didn’t just support a two-year moratorium on public-private partnerships like the Corridor – they did so overwhelmingly. In the Senate, the vote was unanimous to approve legislation to stall privatization deals. In the House, it was 137 to 2 on a similar bill. If one of the bills ultimately becomes law, the state would use the two years to study the feasibility of privatization, including the massive...
  • Ehrlich's energy plan veto defeated

    06/25/2006 11:52:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 606+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2006 | S.A. Miller
    ANNAPOLIS -- State lawmakers voted yesterday to overturn Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s veto of the Democrats' energy plan that will postpone a 72 percent rate increase by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. but forces customers to pay interest on the deferred charges. The company's 1.1 million residential customers will see their bills increase 15 percent on July 1 -- not the 72 percent increase to market rates set earlier this year in a wholesale electricity auction overseen by the utility-regulating Public Service Commission. However, the money customers save will still be owed to the company, and the customers will...
  • Bush pushes for line-item veto

    06/25/2006 11:39:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies · 764+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2006 | Stephen Dinan
    President Bush yesterday called for the Senate to send him a bill establishing a legislative line-item veto, saying the tool is important to restrain spending and keep the economy growing. The House has passed a version of the line-item veto that would give the president new powers to strip projects out of spending bills. Mr. Bush, in his weekly radio address, said it is time for the Senate do the same. "This was a victory for the taxpayers and for spending restraint," he said. "I call on the Senate to show a bipartisan commitment to fiscal discipline by passing the...
  • House Chair: GOP Can Defeat Bush On Ports Deal [think we can override a veto....]

    02/22/2006 11:56:34 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 125 replies · 1,809+ views
    House Chair: GOP Can Defeat Bush On Ports Deal WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Rep. Jim Saxton said Wednesday that Republicans can override any veto from President Bush regarding legislation that would halt the pending sale of shipping operations at Port Newark and five other major U.S. seaports to an Arab company. "This deal doesn't pass the national security test," said Saxton, chairman of the House Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities subcommittee. "I think it's a mistake. If necessary, Congress should act independently of the president." "Frankly, I think we can override a veto. We have more than enough votes to...
  • SAY NO TO SPECTER AS CHAIRMAN

    11/13/2004 11:42:38 AM PST · by forest · 13 replies · 1,015+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #325 ^ | 11-14-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Well isn't that interesting: John Edwards is on his way out, so that makes Arlen Specter the trial lawyers' darling in the Senate. The liberal Specter is also in line to become chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. If that happens, we're betting that President Bush's plans for tort reform will be dead on arrival. The real problem, though, will be the Senate approval for Supreme Court Justices. Bush may get to pick three this term, as well as elevate Clarence Thomas to Chief Justice. As Justice Committee chairman, will Specter play ball and support Bush's picks? Many groups around...
  • Freep Rep Gary Sherman(D)-WI NRA Member for NO vote to pass CCW Bill he sponsored 1-608-266-7690

    02/04/2004 10:39:39 AM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 15 replies · 206+ views
    Wisconsin Concealed Carry ^ | February 4, 2004 | wcc
    Milwaukee - 02.04.04 By now you know that the veto override fell short by just one vote. What happened yesterday is very interesting, and demonstrates what we need to do to get a concealed carry bill passed. The Assembly went into session at about 11am and, as usual, the two parties went into caucus. However, the Democrats stayed in caucus for several hours, a sign that the Democrat leadership didn't know if they had the votes to sustain Governor Doyle's veto. Early in the afternoon, word filtered out that the Democrat leadership was putting pressure on Representative Barbara Gronemus, one...
  • GOP Lawmakers Could Switch From Suits to Boots

    11/23/2003 3:58:59 AM PST · by Monitor · 9 replies · 131+ views
    WisPolitics.com ^ | 11/21/2003 | David Wise
    The Pentagon is expected to mobilize 80,000 troops over the next several months and that may create some holes in the Republican ranks of the Wisconsin Legislature. At least four state legislators, all Republicans, serve as part-time soldiers. They are: Reps. Stephen Nass, Mark Gundrum, and Scott Suder along with Sen. Scott Fitzgerald. While none of them said they are facing deployment, at least for now, all of them could have to switch from suits to boots should the call come. If it does, they will not be able to vote on legislation until they return – potentially impacting some...
  • State Sen Jon Dolan ordered to obey military directive

    09/19/2003 2:21:07 PM PDT · by Conservababe · 14 replies · 152+ views
    KOLR, Soringfield, Mo | AP
    Dispute over Dolan's Veto Override Vote State Sen. Jon Dolan Ordered to Obey Military Directive State Sen. Jon Dolan has been ordered to obey a military directive prohibiting him from engaging in political activity or else face a potential court martial, the Republican senator said Friday. "Disobeying this directive will be punishable as a violation of a direct order under the Uniform Code of Military Justice," Dolan said in an e-mail response to questions posed by The Associated Press. The Defense Department directive restricts the political activities of active duty military personnel, but Dolan is questioning the interpretation of the...
  • Missouri Veto Override - NRA Says: "We Need Your Help!"

    09/10/2003 9:22:23 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 220+ views
    NRA ^ | 09/10/03 | Staff Writer
    "I have a philosophical problem with conceal and carry." -- Governor Bob Holden This year the Missouri Legislature passed Right-to-Carry (HB 349) and Frivolous Lawsuit Preemption (SB 13) with overwhelming support from both parties. Yet, Governor Bob Holden vetoed both bills. Holden’s vetoes have stopped Missourians from being able to protect themselves and their families outside the home, and allowed St. Louis and other Missouri cities to continue to sue gun manufactures for the acts of criminals who misuse their products. Regardless of Holden’s anti-gun antics, Missouri’s Constitution allows the legislature to override a governor’s veto. On September 10-11, 2003,...
  • Overrides fuel higher taxes, but not higher turnout

    05/10/2003 2:37:59 PM PDT · by Kip Lange · 7 replies · 289+ views
    The Wellesley Townsman ^ | Thursday, May 8th, 2003 | Rick Holland
    Overrides fuel higher taxes, but not higher turnout By Rick Holland / Townsman Staff Thursday, May 8, 2003 As yard signs pop up and rhetoric intensifies on both sides of Wellesley's $2.9 million override question, recent history suggests that the measure will be decided upon by only about one in every four registered voters. The town has a total of 15,256 citizens eligible to vote on the override question next Tuesday, but if past override votes are any indication, only about 4,000 will make their way to the polls on May 13. And according to Town Clerk Kathy Nagle, procrastinators...