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Rare Veto Override Votes Set Tuesday in Florida

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (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
independent.

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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