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  • (IL) General Assembly overrides governor's veto of concealed carry bill

    07/09/2013 1:16:09 PM PDT · by bigbob · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-9-13 | Ray Long and Monique Garcia
    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. Supporters of the compromise legislation...
  • NC fracking bill becomes law with veto override

    07/03/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT · by greenwill · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 7/2/12 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, N.C. - The gas-drilling process known as "fracking" will be authorized in North Carolina now that the General Assembly has overridden Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that sets rules and regulations for the form of shale gas production.
  • Democrat Sen. Russ Decker alleges blackmail on veto override vote

    01/21/2004 5:49:57 PM PST · by jpconservative · 5 replies · 246+ views
    Channel3000.com ^ | 1-21-2004 | None listed
    Debate got quite heated this morning. Democratic state Sen. Russ Decker accused Senate Minority Leader Jon Erpenbach of blackmailing him into voting to sustain the veto. Decker said Erpenbach threatened to yank him from his position on the powerful Joint Finance Committee if he doesn't vote to sustain the veto. Erpenbach didn't reply. He ordered the meeting closed to the public immediately after Decker made his statement.
  • Override putting pressure on gun teachers, sheriffs (MO CCW)

    09/17/2003 6:44:54 AM PDT · by BallandPowder · 9 replies · 202+ views
    http://www.semissourian.com/ ^ | 09/16/2003 | Mike Wells
    More than 60,000 Missourians are expected to apply for permits for concealed guns beginning Oct. 11. And because training is a prerequisite, the expected rush for the right to bear hidden firearms could put tremendous pressure on Missouri's firearms instructors. Experience elsewhere suggests there will be an influx of applicants immediately after Missouri's concealed-gun law takes effect -- much like the crunch to get playoff tickets to a professional sporting event. Missourians already are getting on lists for training courses needed to qualify for concealed-gun permits. "We've already started a list of people who want to be put in a...
  • Fate of tax limits falls on 6 senators

    08/10/2003 9:12:35 PM PDT · by jpconservative · 12 replies · 226+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 8-10-2003 | Steven Walters
    Fate of tax limits falls on 6 senators Tough vote looms Tuesday for undecided or undeclared Democrats By STEVEN WALTERS swalters@journalsentinel.com Last Updated: Aug. 10, 2003 Madison - Being a Wisconsin state senator is usually a pretty good gig. Staff members and other state officials rush to call you "senator," feeding your ego. Messengers run your errands. You can work as hard or as little as you want. The job pays only $45,569, but a tax-free daily expense allowance helps out. The powers of incumbency mean you rarely get tossed out of office. You have the job for four years,...