Connecticut Lawmakers Attempt to Override Malloy's Vetoes

Connecticut lawmakers are attempting to override some of the eight vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Re-votes were expected to be taken Monday on most of those eight bills.

At least a two-thirds majority is needed in each legislative chamber to override a gubernatorial veto. Malloy has not had a veto overturned by the Democratic-controlled General Assembly during his 5 years in office.

Many of the bills Malloy vetoed had been cleared by the House and Senate by overwhelming margins during the regular legislative session, which ended in May. The bills cover topics including employee compensation levels at the Office of the State Treasurer to nonemergency transportation for Medicaid recipients.

Malloy has said that some bills intruded on executive branch authority.

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