Latest Executive vetoes News

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 23, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 22, 2021. Editorial: Heads above water It sounds like the plot of a movie. Maine Sen. Angus King urged government and private-sector officials to do more to be prepared because “the next Pearl Harbor, the next 9/11 will be...

Federal judges block transgender restrictions in 2 states

Jul. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal judges on Wednesday temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates against a wave of restrictions approved by...

Louisiana veto session ends with no bill rejections reversed

Jul. 21, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers ended their historic veto session Wednesday after two days in which Republicans failed to overturn any of Gov. John Bel Edwards' bill rejections, a significant blow to GOP efforts to assert independence from the Democratic governor. ...

Maui mayor vetoes hotel construction moratorium bill

Jul. 21, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui's mayor has vetoed a bill that would have imposed a moratorium on hotel construction in parts of the Valley Isle, saying the measure wouldn't be effective and was legally flawed. Mayor Michael Victorino said the bill won’t relieve crowds...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 21, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. July 20, 2021. Editorial: Want to debate? Study first During our editorial board’s meeting this week we spent some time talking about the current debate over critical race theory. It’s a subject that we were hesitant...

Louisiana lawmakers fail to override Democratic governor’s veto of bill banning transgender girls from school sports

Jul. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers fail to override Democratic governor’s veto of bill banning transgender girls from school sports.

Michigan Legislature kills law Whitmer used for virus rules

Jul. 21, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday killed a law that underpinned coronavirus restrictions issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, wiping it from the books after Michigan's Supreme Court declared the measure unconstitutional. The Democrat is...

Unlike elsewhere, New Hampshire refunds COVID business fines

Jul. 21, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three Republican governors opposed efforts this year to absolve businesses for violating public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic. But only in the “Live Free or Die” state have the scofflaws been set free of the fines. In March,...

Whitmer vetoes moot bill to end unemployment benefit early

Jul. 20, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday vetoed a Republican-sponsored attempt to stop a $300 weekly federal supplement that is being added to unemployed workers’ benefits during the coronavirus pandemic. The extra payment is due to end Sept....

Louisiana Senate backs transgender sports ban veto override

Jul. 20, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican state senators Tuesday narrowly voted to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' rejection of a bill prohibiting transgender students from participating in school sports, on the opening day of the first veto session under the state's nearly...