Lawmakers Override 7 Rell Vetoes

Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed 19 bills

Democrats flipped seven of Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s vetoes Monday during a veto override session.

One of the bills lawmakers outvoted Rell on paves the way for universal health care in Connecticut. Another gives health insurance to janitors who maintain state buildings, but work for private companies that don't offer insurance.

The only bill lawmakers took up but did not override would have allowed small businesses, non-profits and municipalities to join the state's health insurance pool. The House voted to override that veto, but it fell short in the Senate.

In all, Rell vetoed 19 bills from the regular session and the budget that was passed in special session. 

Democrats chose to only bring eight bills back up for a vote and said they were concerned about whether they had enough votes to get the others passed.

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