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October 30, 2023  •  

New Hampshire Veto Session Adjourns

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Lawmakers adjourned the veto session on after sustaining Gov. Sununu’s veto of House Bill 142. The vote did not have the two-thirds majority required to override the veto of the bill providing support for Berlin’s Burgess BioPower plant.

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October 6, 2023  •  

New Hampshire Veto Session Scheduled

New Hampshire state flag

Lawmakers will return to session on October 26 to decide whether to override eight vetoes issued by Gov. Sununu. In addition to considering veto overrides, lawmakers will also consider deadlines for the 2024 session.

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July 27, 2023  •  

Maine Veto Session Ends

The veto session ended on July 25 with Gov. Janet Mills giving her comments on a sustained veto of a bill seeking to prohibit campaign spending by entities influenced by foreign governments. According to Mills, the bill poorly defined what is foreign […]

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April 17, 2020  •  

Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

The 154th regular session of the General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 16. The Republican supermajority in both the House and Senate voted to override Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of Senate Bill 2. Senate bill 2 requires voters to […]

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Missouri Capitol Building

Missouri lawmakers are back in Jefferson City for the annual veto session, beginning September 11 at 12 p.m. at the Missouri State Capitol. The veto session gives lawmakers the ability to overturn any of Gov. Mike Parson’s six vetoes. Two […]

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy

Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed legislation requiring dark money groups spending money to influence elections in New Jersey to disclose their large donors. Senate Bill 1500, carried over from last year’s session, requires disclosure of contributors giving more than $10,000 […]

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July 16, 2018  •  

Boston Lobbying Reform Vetoed

Last week, Mayor Marty Walsh vetoed a Boston City Council Ordinance on lobbying reform. Mayor Walsh first proposed an overhaul to the city’s lobbying laws in 2016, stating a need for an increase in transparency. His proposal brought stricter lobbying […]

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The North Carolina Legislature adjourned on June 29, 2018. The Republican-controlled General Assembly spent most of the session passing budget adjustments and overrode eight of Gov. Roy Cooper’s 10 vetoes. Senate Bill 655 was passed and signed by Gov. Cooper […]

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Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed a bill to increase the executive branch lobbyist registration fee. House Bill 423, a state revenue bill, would have increased the fee from $125 to $275. Katie Gabhart, executive director of the Executive Branch Ethics […]

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On August 6, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued an opinion finding 65 bills from the 2015 legislative session were vetoed by Gov. Paul LePage too late to prevent the legislation from taking effect. Last month, the governor had returned […]

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August 23, 2013  •  

N.C. Governor Calls Special Session

Session to address vetoed bills

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