Malloy could face override from fellow Democrats

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HARTFORD — For the first time, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy could face a real threat of one of his vetoes being overridden by fellow Democrats in the General Assembly.

Rank-and-file lawmakers and groups including the state’s largest teacher’s union and UConn students are putting pressure on legislative leaders to overturn some of the nine vetoes Malloy has issued as of Friday.

The Connecticut Education Association this week asked its 30,000 members to push for a bill requiring qualifications for the state education commissioner to be restored. Meanwhile, UConn students want a bill revived that would double the number of student members of the UConn Board of Trustees.

Legislative leaders have not announced a date for considering vetoes or whether they’ll attempt any overrides. Malloy continues to sign bills.

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