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Vermont House overrides veto of climate bill

Sep. 17, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House of Representatives on Thursday voted to override a gubernatorial veto of a bill designed to combat global warming. The vote was 103-47 to override. On Tuesday, Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed the bill, which would have required Vermont to meet certain greenhouse...

Lawmakers fail to override more than 20 Sununu vetoes

Sep. 16, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday failed to override more than 20 bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, including a catchall one containing 40 wide-ranging measures that was passed during during a truncated session in the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers said the bill would...

Vos: Veto-proof GOP majority probably unattainable

Sep. 16, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans probably won't be able to achieve a veto-proof majority in November's legislative elections, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Wednesday. The GOP is heading into the elections with comfortable majorities in the Assembly and Senate. Republican leaders want to flip three seats...

Vermont governor vetoes global warming solutions act

Sep. 16, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed a bill that would have required Vermont to meet certain greenhouse gas emissions targets in the coming years and allowed the state to be sued if it didn’t. Scott said in his veto letter on Tuesday evening that he "shares the Legislature's...

Canton Flea Market to happen after mayor's veto is snubbed

Sep. 15, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A central Mississippi flea market is scheduled to happen next month, despite a mayor's attempt to stop it because of COVID-19 safety concerns. The Canton Board of Aldermen voted Monday unanimously to overturn Mayor William Truly's veto of the Canton Flea Market, WLBT-TV reported. The...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer opposes a ballot drive that would rescind a 75-year-old law that has enabled her to issue and lift COVID-19 restrictions unilaterally. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Group tops 400K signatures to repeal Whitmer's virus powers

Sep. 12, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, faced with lawsuits challenging her use of emergency powers to fight the coronavirus, could continue to prevail in court. But she may be unable to stop a Republican maneuver that would rescind a 75-year-old law that has enabled her to issue and lift...

Kentucky lawmakers set to convene Jan. 5 for 2021 session

Sep. 11, 2020 5:12 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers are scheduled to convene on Jan. 5 for next year's legislative session. The calendar for the 30-day General Assembly session was released by legislative officials Thursday. It shows that final adjournment is scheduled for March 30. As usual during an odd-numbered...

Governor to protect climate-change strategy with veto

Sep. 9, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will veto legislation to prevent his administration from imposing controls on emissions of a key greenhouse gas without Pennsylvania lawmakers’ permission, Wolf’s office reiterated Wednesday, a move that comes as the Democrat works to advance an agenda to...

Wolf to veto Legislature's bill on school sports

Sep. 9, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will veto another coronavirus-related bill, this time one that would give a school district or private school sole authority to decide whether and how to conduct sports during the 2020-21 school year, his office said Wednesday. The bill passed the state Senate on...

Dan Feltes holds his youngest daughter, Josie, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at his home in Concord, N.H. Feltes is seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the Tuesday, Sept. 8, primary election. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP

General election match-ups set in New Hampshire

Sep. 9, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Dan Feltes started his gubernatorial campaign Wednesday promising to prove the pundits wrong and defeat Republican Gov. Chris Sununu in November. Feltes, the state Senate majority leader, defeated Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky, a fellow attorney best known for...