Asked today about the Legislature’s decision to remain in session – and not adjourn sine die – until five days after it’s sent him the final bills of the session, Gov. Butch Otter, didn’t sound terribly pleased. “That’s their prerogative – they could’ve done that last year,” he noted. “I was in hopes that we had established at least … a pretty good level of trust, so if I’m disappointed in anything, the only thing I’m disappointed in is that we evidently have not established that level of trust.”
More than 100 bills are on Otter’s desk for him to sign, veto, or allow to become law without his signature.
“We’re working feverishly on every bill that they’ve delivered,” Otter said. “We will treat those bills no differently because they’re staying, than we would have had they left.”