Thursday, May 17, 2007

Showdown in Hartford...

There's been a lot of talk this year about the Democrats' "veto-proof" majority in the General Assembly, and today we might see the first action beyond the talk.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed a bill that would have allowed legislative review of any waiver the state submts regarding Medicaid payments. The governor sees that as attempt on the legislature's part to take away executive powers. (It's been no secret, the Democratic-controlled legislature has been attempting to wrestle away some of those powers.)

The measure passed the House and Senate by a large enough margin to suggest an override of the veto is certainly possible. It would take 101 votes in the House to override, and the proposal passed that chamber with a 102 votes.

There is some thought that it might come up for a vote as early as today.


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