Latest Executive vetoes News

Kansas' new governor vetoes mandate on abortion 'reversal'

Apr. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a measure that would require clinics and doctors to tell their patients about a disputed treatment to stop a medication abortion after a woman has taken the first of two pills. The action by Gov. Laura Kelly, an abortion-rights supporter,...

Honolulu officials approve tax break for homeowners

Apr. 21, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials have approved a bill that would lower property taxes by about $70 for most Oahu homeowners. The Honolulu City Council voted unanimously for the bill last week despite Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration saying it would cause the city to lose more than $10 million in...

Bevin looks to overcome battles to win another term

Apr. 20, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Never one to duck controversy, Kentucky's Republican governor has feuded with teachers and insulted judges. He stunned GOP lawmakers recently by vetoing a pension bill counted on by an array of state-funded agencies, provoking a spat with the state Senate's top leader. Just weeks away...

Montana governor's 3 vetoes include Social Security tax bill

Apr. 18, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's governor has vetoed three bills including an increase in Social Security exemptions. The Independent Record reports that Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed the bills Thursday before the state Legislature's Easter break. Bullock says in his veto letter that the Social...

North Carolina Gov. Cooper vetoes 'born-alive' legislation

Apr. 18, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a measure Thursday written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor's responsibilities if a later-term abortion results in an infant born alive. Cooper announced his decision two days after the General...

Oklahoma governor vetoes first bill, signs dozens more

Apr. 17, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has vetoed his first bill, rejecting a proposal sent to him by fellow Republicans to create a new 14-member panel meant to study home-based services. Stitt late Tuesday issued a veto message for the bill to create the Oklahoma Home- and Community-Based...

Mayor's veto of city administrator's pay cut stands

Apr. 17, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — An east Mississippi city's chief administrator will get paid after all. The Meridian Star reports three members of the five-member Meridian City Council voted to override Mayor Percy Bland's veto to cut Chief Administrative Officer Richie McAlister's salary to zero. That's one less...

Aid group: Trump's Yemen veto means more death, suffering

Apr. 17, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An international charity says President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen "will only mean more suffering and death." The Norwegian Refugee Council said Wednesday that if Trump "was truly concerned...

The Latest: Trump vetoes measure on US and Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution on U.S. involvement in war in Yemen: 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto is just the second in Trump's...

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump's presidency — was expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it. But passing the never-before-used war powers...