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Vetoes stand

Legislatures will not hold special session to override Governor Gordon’s decisions

Governor Mark Gordon’s recent bill signings have included several vetoes, which last week prompted a vote in both chambers on whether to schedule a special legislative session that would offer the chance to override them.

Bills that got a thumbs down include one to reduce property tax by slashing 25% of the first $2 million of a home’s assessed value, an overturn of all gun-free zones and further regulation of abortions.

A closed vote that required a simple majority in both chambers to pass saw the Senate vote in support of a special session by 16-15, while the House voted against it 35-27.

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