Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (right), he of the bolo tie, has been swinging the decisive veto club with abandon over the last few days. As of a couple of days ago Schweitzer, a Democrat, had vetoed more than 50 bills approved by the Republican controlled Montana Legislature. Schweitzer has generated many headlines for vetoing, among others, legislation dealing with concealed weapons, medical marijuana, abortion, federal health care, mining with cyanide and employment taxation. Schweitzer, a clever and confident politician if ever there was one, seems to revel in casting the final vote and he has used ever occasion to bash the legislature. Across the Bitterroots in Idaho meanwhile, Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, with an overwhelmingly GOP legislature, drew headlines for his one and only veto of the just completed session/Marc Johnson, The Johnson Report. More here.
- Through the Looking Glass/Fort Boise
- Fracking Idaho/Sisyphus, 43rd State Blues
- Luna speaks but nothing to report ... yet/Idaho Conservative Blogger
- Cecil Andrus looks over the horizon/Chris Carlson, Carlson Chronicles
Question: Which bill passed by the Idaho Legislature deserved to be vetoed most?