With little debate or fanfare, the General Assembly voted Wednesday to override Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of a bill that delays cuts in a Medicare assistance program until July, quieting a public outcry over tighter eligibility standards.
Legislature musters enough votes to override Malloy housing veto
The General Assembly dealt a blow to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s housing agenda Monday after legislators voted narrowly to override his veto of a bill that loosens the state’s affordable housing standards.
CT lawmakers defy Obama with override of veto on terrorism lawsuit bill
Updated at 4:15 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Every member of Connecticut’s all-Democratic congressional delegation voted Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of of legislation allowing lawsuits against foreign sponsors of terrorism. It is the first override of an Obama veto.
Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro seek to override Obama veto of terrorism lawsuit bill
Updated at 8:20 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are at the forefront of an effort to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would help the families of the victims of the September 11th attacks sue Saudi Arabia.
For first time, legislators override a Malloy veto
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.
Malloy’s line-item budget vetoes stand as House, Senate split
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s line-item vetoes of $22 million in spending, primarily from undisclosed municipal aid accounts, will stand as the House and Senate disagreed Monday on whether to attempt overrides. The House was willing, the Senate was not.
Gov. Malloy’s wise veto of the education commissioner bill
If you aim to limit the amount of innovation that can happen in the public education arena, one surefire method would be to keep it an insider’s game. On Monday the legislature is required to convene a veto session to consider whether to override any of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s vetoes. At this time, it is […]
Looney, Sharkey hedge on overriding Malloy veto
The Connecticut General Assembly expects to convene Monday for a one-day veto session, but legislative leaders expressed uncertainty Wednesday about whether lawmakers would attempt their first override of a veto by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Esty splits from CT colleagues, White House, on tax bills — twice
WASHINGTON – For two days in a row, Rep. Elizabeth Esty has split with the White House and the rest of the Connecticut delegation on two bills that would make a series of tax breaks permanent.
Esty’s vote helps GOP thwart White House veto threat
WASHINGTON — Bucking her party and the White House, Rep. Elizabeth Esty on Thursday helped House Republicans approve by a veto-proof margin a bill opposed by the Obama administration.