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Veto bonanza

Posted at 7:50 PM on May 16, 2008 by Michael Marchio

The governor just threw down two more vetoes. He's going to need a new stamp after this session.

SF2965/HF3448, carried by Rep. Kathy Tingelstad and Sen. Linda Higgins, the Gestation carrier modification, or surrogate mothers bill.

SF3193/HF3371, also carried by Rep. Tingelstad and Sen. Ann Rest, which opens up adoption records.
Tingelstad Rest

Between Rep. Walker and Rep. Tingelstad, that's four vetoes, five if you count Rep. Walker's sex ed provisions for killing the education policy bill, in the last couple days. Not much of a going-away present, governor.

His veto letters aren't up yet, but I'll let you know when they're posted.

There are two more vetoes we could see tonight, the education finance bill and the Real ID prohibition, both of which had enough votes to override in each chambers when they passed earlier. Rep. Seifert promised on Midday that there wouldn't be an override, but we'll just have to see.

The Senate is back, and has just voted on the transportation policy bill, HF3800. The ayes had it, 62-5.

It sounds like we're nearing a budget deal, and the Central Corridor looks like it will be included. Does that mean Vermilion State Park and a new vets home are coming too?