The Coastal Packet: Legislature overrides LePage's vetoes

Wednesday, June 10

Legislature overrides LePage's vetoes

Press Herald - Lawmakers voted to override the governor nine out of 10 times on Tuesday and Wednesday. That means nine bills ranging from cracking down on toll violators on the Maine Turnpike to the LePage administration’s own request to change a business grant program will become law over the objections of the governor. Nine of the vetoes were issued because the governor has vowed to reject any Democratic-sponsored bill until Democrats approved his proposal to amend the Maine Constitution to eliminate the income tax by 2020. The governor’s proposal is currently stalled between the House and Senate. It has thus far failed to gain the two-thirds support that will eventually be needed to be sent to voters for final approval in a referendum.

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