Latest Executive vetoes News

Kentucky's governor vetoes GOP-drawn redistricting plans

Jan. 19, 2022 20:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor vetoed Republican-crafted maps for congressional and state House districts Wednesday, saying the boundaries reflect “unconstitutional political gerrymandering.” Both measures overwhelmingly cleared the GOP-dominated...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 19, 2022 19:04 PM EST

New York Post. January 18, 2022. Editorial: Hochul shells out billions — to help herself, not NY taxpayers In crafting the $216 billion budget she released Tuesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul faced a “dilemma” every pol dreams of: an insane gusher of cash thanks to...

In unusual move, Gov. DeSantis submits redistricting map

Jan. 18, 2022 17:15 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has submitted a proposal to reshape the state's congressional map and carve up districts held by Black Democrats, as the Republican takes the unusual step of inserting himself into the redistricting process. The proposed...

Tennessee GOP release new US House map; Dems promise to sue

Jan. 12, 2022 17:32 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republicans on Wednesday released their plan to split fast-growing Nashville into multiple congressional seats, sparking alarm among Democratic leaders who warned that the new map unfairly affects Black voters and will face legal challenges. ...

GOPs advance bill to count prior COVID infection as immunity

Jan. 11, 2022 15:33 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are advancing a bill that would require employers to count a prior COVID-19 infection as an alternative to vaccination and testing. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the measure came up for a public hearing Tuesday. Republican...

Watershed moment in NYC: New law allows noncitizens to vote

Jan. 09, 2022 08:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 800,000 noncitizens and “Dreamers” in New York City will have access to the ballot box — and could vote in municipal elections as early as next year — after Mayor Eric Adams allowed legislation to automatically become law Sunday. Opponents have...

Maine governor vetoes bill to allow farm workers to unionize

Jan. 08, 2022 09:40 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor has vetoed a bill that would have given farm workers in the state the right to unionize, citing the possibility of heaping new costs on an already struggling agriculture sector. The Maine Legislature passed the proposal, which...

Wisconsin GOP Senate leader opposes 'blowing up' elections

Jan. 05, 2022 15:31 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate said Wednesday that he opposes “blowing up” the bipartisan commission he helped create to run elections in the battleground state. But Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu did say that changes to the Wisconsin...

Navajo council votes to send big checks to tribal members

Jan. 05, 2022 15:16 PM EST

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's tribal council has voted to send $2,000 checks to each qualified adult and $600 for each child using $557 million in federal coronavirus relief funds. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez will have 10 days after formally receiving the...

New Hampshire lawmakers fail to override vetoes

Jan. 05, 2022 11:03 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers failed by mostly large margins Wednesday to override any of the six vetoes issued by Gov. Chris Sununu last year. Overturning a veto requires a two-thirds majority in both bodies, but in most cases, the House couldn't get even close to a...