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For first time, legislators override a Malloy veto

House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey as the House votes for the first time to override a veto by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy suffered his first veto overrides Monday, marking a turning point in the Democratic governor’s six-year partnership with the General Assembly’s Democratic majority. In an election-year distancing from a governor whose approval rating recently sank to 24 percent, the General Assembly overrode the vetoes of three bills and sustained five others. Continue Reading →

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Malloy vetoes tax breaks passed on final night of session

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy assesses the state if budget negotiations for reporters Friday night.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed two bills Thursday, siding with municipalities on one that would have allowed 100-percent property tax breaks in perpetuity for non-profit and for-profit arts entities. The other would have enhanced legislative oversight over economic-development incentives, and Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo called that veto “deeply troubling.” Continue Reading →

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Malloy vetoes qualifications for education commissioner

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy renewed a fight with organized labor Wednesday by vetoing legislation sought by teachers’ unions that would have set a statutory requirement for state education commissioners to have a strong classroom background, something his first education commissioner lacked. The CEA is asking legislators to override the veto. Continue Reading →

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