Monday, June 25, 2007
V for Veto
The governor sends down her veto messages today, signaling the bills that she plans to veto. The question for the House and Senate is whether these bills warrant coming back for an override session, and whether there are enough votes to override the veto. The House Majority will caucus on Wednesday to discuss the issue, and House and Senate leadership must also meet, as both sides must agree to come back for the one-day session. In order to override a veto, a two-thirds majority is required. In the House, that means 34 votes of 51 members; and in the Senate, 17 votes of 25 members.