Malloy’s 9 vetoes stand despite some desire for override
HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s nine vetoes will stand.
Despite objections from the General Assembly’s minority Republicans, the legislature on Monday did not override any of the vetoes, including one that nixed a bill imposing new hiring standards for the next state education commissioner.
House Republicans led the charge to resurrect that bill. Their effort was unsuccessful even though some Democrats joined them. Malloy had complained the bill would have infringed on the executive branch authority to hire a commissioner.
In the Senate, Democrats adjourned the veto session before a debate could be held on any vetoed bills. That prompted Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano to complain about the process, saying he was “very disappointed” in how it was carried out.
The veto session was required under the state constitution.