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Monday, April 11, 2016

Maryland legislature overrides veto of transportation bill

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly on Friday overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a hotly debated bill that creates a scoring system to prioritize transportation projects.

The Senate voted 29-17 to override the veto — the minimum for the required three-fifths majority. The Senate was one vote short for several minutes, and senators stalled for time explaining their votes until a senator who had left the chamber returned. Sen. Jamie Raskin said he was in a meeting with Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford to discuss redistricting reform, when Sen. Cathy Pugh “burst into the room” and said he was needed in the Senate.

“I do not believe that there was a connection,” said Raskin, D-Montgomery, referring to the timing of the meeting and the override vote. “On the other hand, a lot of people back on the floor seemed to know where I was and think that the governor asked me to come up at this time rather than at another time.”



Anonymous said...

You idiots that vote for Democrats have no right to complain when your tires go out of alignment because of our bad roads. I am just going to LMAO at you and your stupidity!

Concerned Retiree said...

This bill was about the use of funds where needed most. Not for use in the most political areas of the DemocRATs. This is why it was overridden by the General Assembly. The Governor wanted to use the monies where needed most across the state instead of wasted in the Baltimore / DC corridor. This is again the proof that 4 counties and Baltimore City rules the state of MD.

Anonymous said...

Shore loses again for friggin moving idiots in baltimore on rails. Cant leave this state fast enough

Anonymous said...

Been gone!! Just can't sell my house, YET! !!