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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Legislators sue Inslee over vetoes in transportation bill

The transportation budget passed unanimously in both houses. In an even rarer show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans from both chambers announced Thursday they will file suit in Thurston County …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 6:53 a.m.

Condon has issued more vetoes than the four previous Spokane mayors combined

Mayor David Condon’s veto of an ordinance to keep city hall open to the public will be one of a handful of instances the mayor objected to a council proposal, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Mayor Condon’s veto of open City Hall law likely to hold as Stuckart changes position

The mayor vetoed a new law requiring City Hall to be open to the public without a time limit, saying it was redundant and drew attention from what the city …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Idaho governor vetoes more hurdles for ballot initiatives

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued his first veto, rejecting legislation that would have dramatically toughened the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the ballot.


House OKs election overhaul package, but Senate to slam door

The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved legislation aimed at reducing the role of big money in politics, ensuring fair elections and strengthening ethics standards. But it stands little chance in …


Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he’s not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor’s power.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Council overrides mayor’s sustainable energy ordinance veto

The Spokane City Council overrode Mayor David Condon’s veto of an ordinance that would push the city to switch to completely sustainable energy by 2030 in a six-to-one vote during …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

Mayor David Condon vetoes renewable electricity law, calling it unaffordable and unattainable

The City Council appears to have enough votes to override the veto, which came on the eve of an international trip where city leaders will discuss their green efforts and …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Spin Control: Washington’s Capitol dome will get a good scrubbing, but no visitors

The Legislature set aside money for a cleaning of the Capitol dome, but Gov. Jay Inslee nixed a plan to allow visitors up to the top.


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Otter signs 45 bills into law, vetoes one

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed 45 bills into law on Monday, including measures encouraging gun safety classes in Idaho schools; overhauling the state’s foster care laws; expanding suicide prevention education; …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown – but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a …


Russia vetoes U.N. resolution citing Iran sanctions violation

Russia has vetoed a British-drafted U.N. resolution that promised action against violations of a U.N. arms embargo on Yemen and pointed to a report by experts that cited Iran as …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

’Dreamers’ left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

The Senate left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

With veto of City Council ordinance, Condon says campaign finance better left to the state

The mayor said he supports certain efforts to curb the role of “dark money” in politics. But, he said, the issue is better managed at the state level, and the …


Russia vetoes U.N. resolution to continue Syria chemical weapons investigation

Russia used its veto power on the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to block an extension of efforts by international inspectors to determine who was behind chemical weapons attacks …


Oregon governor appears unlikely to veto any bills

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has no plans to veto any of the bills passed in the recently completed legislative session.


Trump may veto Russia sanctions bill that seeks to restrain his power

President Donald Trump’s spokesman suggested Thursday that Trump may veto a massively popular bill designed to restrain his ability to roll back sanctions against Russia, despite the very strong likelihood …


Polish president signs 1 of 3 contested laws on judiciary

The office of Poland’s president said Tuesday that he has signed into law one of three contested bills that critics say limit the independence of the judiciary.


UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

Polish president vetoes judiciary laws amid EU, public outcry

Poland’s president vetoed part of a judicial overhaul that’s triggered one of the country’s deepest political crises since the fall of communism and touched off debate in the European Union …


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

The Idaho Supreme Court, in a 4-1 ruling Tuesday afternoon, upheld Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of legislation removing the state’s 6 percent sales tax on groceries.


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Illinois House approves state budget, ends historic impasse

The Illinois House voted Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a budget package, giving the state its first spending blueprint in than two years and ending the nation’s …


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court to hear veto challenge arguments

Proponents of a lawsuit challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto of a contentious grocery tax repeal bill will present arguments in front of the Idaho Supreme Court on Thursday.


Montana lawmakers voting whether to nix 10 Bullock vetoes

Montana lawmakers are voting on whether to overturn Gov. Steve Bullock’s vetoes on 10 bills they passed in the legislative session that ended in April.


UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court limits issues in grocery tax case

The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday limited the issues that the state can address in its upcoming arguments over Gov. Butch Otter’s disputed veto of legislation to repeal the state’s …


Montana governor vetoes bills on abortion, concealed weapons

Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a proposal that would bar doctors from performing late-term abortions and another that sought to allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons in the Capitol and other …


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Abortion, guns, state plane among bills vetoed by Montana governor

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed bills to restrict abortions and the governor’s use of the state airplane, along with another that would have allowed people to carry concealed weapons …


Idaho governor asks court to get involved in veto lawsuit

Gov. Butch Otter is asking the Idaho Supreme Court for permission to get involved in a lawsuit challenging how long a governor has to veto legislation.


Idaho Supreme Court finds errors in grocery tax lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has found several errors in a lawsuit filed by 30 lawmakers challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto on a bill that would have repealed the state’s …


Grocery tax repeal veto prompts debate in Idaho over powers of Legislature, governor

After Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a popular bill to remove the state’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries, North Idaho Sen. Steve Vick is renewing his push to change …


Lawmakers urge Idaho Supreme Court to reconsider veto ruling

group of 30 lawmakers, including some legislative leaders, are urging the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn a nearly 40-year-old ruling on when the governor can veto a bill.