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House, Senate split on overriding Malloy's line-item budget vetoes

from Hartford Courant

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's line-item vetoes of $22 million in spending, primarily from undisclosed municipal aid accounts, will stand as the House and Senate disagreed on whether to attempt election-year overrides. Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, said his caucus concluded that overriding the line-item vetoes would be "largely symbolic," since Malloy still could make the same cuts under discretionary authority granted him in the recently adopted budget. The Senate Democrats reached that decision knowing House Democrats were eager to override the vetoes and distance themselves from an unpopular Malloy. more

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