Rare Veto Override Votes Set Tuesday in Florida

By: AP
By: AP


Florida lawmakers are poised to override a governor's veto for the first time in 12 years.

The Republican-controlled Legislature's agenda for Tuesday's
(November 16) special session includes override votes on possibly nine bills and one budget item.

All were vetoed this year by Gov. Charlie Crist, who quit the
GOP in April to run unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an

The override candidates include a $9.7 million appropriation for
the University of Florida's Shands Teaching Hospital and two bills
diluting the executive branch's power. Another would let local
governments put yard trash in garbage dumps.

The Legislature won't consider controversial bills Crist vetoed.
Those include bills on teacher merit pay and retention, elections
and abortion.

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  • by envirogirl Location: Tallahassee on Nov 15, 2010 at 09:44 AM
    This article is very misleading. HB 569 doesn't "allow" local govts to do anything. It allows the disposal of yard trash at Class I landfills that provide gasification. In other words, the yard trash would be used to create renewable energy. If the county owns the facility, it could refuse to accept the waste. You can argue about the merits of that. But this makes it sound like the bill gives local govt carte blanche to destroy the environment - as if they would want to. Not true.
  • by localboy Location: Tally on Nov 15, 2010 at 09:31 AM
    The vetos they are going to override ALL passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support, most were unanimous and a few had 1 or 2 "nay" votes. These bills are not about any party agenda.
  • by signal35 Location: Cloud 9 on Nov 15, 2010 at 09:28 AM
    OMG disgusted....That would be so much worse....I mean with the current problems of stagnant pay and token growth, people losing their homes and taxes threatening to rise, eminent domain be used to confiscate private property. I know, let's blame it all on the new white guy....
  • by disgusted lifelong resident Location: in Florida on Nov 15, 2010 at 07:04 AM
    This will be like the carpetbagger`s takeover of the state beginning in the 1870s. Its all for business, all for corporate profit, all for takeover of the assets and resources of the state to achieve profit for those in control. We are about to see history repeat itself. Jobs will become token pay servitude(like sharecropping was), more people will be loosing homes and property for unpaid taxes, confiscation or increased use of imminent domain and the rich will get richer [and more powerful].
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