On letting bills become law without the governor's signature...

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Among the questions that Gov. Butch Otter fielded from reporters at his press conference today was one about allowing bills to become law without his signature; he took that approach on 11 bills this year, despite pointing to problems in them ranging from constitutional and separation of powers issues to public safety. Asked why those weren’t reasons to veto those measures, Otter said, “You have to weigh the bills in totality.” “I’ve seen in the past bills that I did let become law without my signature, and sent that message, that the next year some corrections were made relative to the message that I sent,” he said. Otter’s transmittal letter this year on SB 1313, the “stand your ground” law, drew particular attention because it said the bill...

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On letting bills become law without the governor's signature...

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