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Senate Fails To Override Veto, But …

Well, that was really weird. First, the Senate convened, well after 5 p.m., and three letters were distributed to all senators, one from Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, one from Minority Leader Michelle Stennett, and one from Jennifer Novak, secretary of the Senate, all affirming that the legal requirements for the veto of SB 1011 were NOT met. The vetoed bill was not returned to the Senate within five days, which would have been Saturday at 4:54 p.m.; it wasn’t returned to the Senate until this morning, two days later. Then, the Senate proceeded to vote on overriding the veto, and the override failed to achieve the required two-thirds, getting just a majority 19-16 vote/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Do you think Gov. Otter intentionally goofed up his handling of the "instant racing" repeal legislation?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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