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Rep. MacLachlan Hoped Veto Session Would Have Provided Different Outcome

Posted on July 13, 2018 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – Just recently, State Representative Jesse MacLachlan (R-35) and his legislative colleagues were called back into session to review bills recently vetoed by Governor Malloy this year.

Going into the session, legislators had expected to address a bill to expand school safety for teachers and students (P.A. 18-89), another to prohibit the governor from making cuts or reductions to educational cost sharing grants (P.A. 18-157), and also restructure the amount promised by Governor Malloy to the capitol city in the bailout bill (P.A. 18-35).

“I was proud to stand up against Governor Malloy’s vetoes to legislation that would have made our state safer and more fiscally stable. Unfortunately, politics and not good public policy won the day to the detriment of Connecticut families,” Rep. MacLachlan said.

The four other bills vetoed by the governor include:

  • Public Act 18-18, An Act Extending the Manufacturing Apprenticeship Tax Credit to Pass-Through Entities.
  • Public Act 18-140, An Act Establishing the State Oversight Council on Children and Families
  • Public Act 18-156, An Act Concerning an Animal Abuse Registry
  • Public Act 18-119, An Act Concerning Election Day Registration Locations

During the regular session, all of the bills received more than favorable support from both caucuses in the House and Senate. Despite this, none of the legislation that had been previously vetoed by the governor were overridden by the legislature.