Stumbo Says House Won’t Override Budget Vetoes, Giving Beshear the Final Word

Governor Steve Beshear’s 45 vetoes to the executive branch budget will remain intact. House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the House Democratic caucus chose not to override any vetoes, despite the objections of individual lawmakers. “But collectively as a body the caucus chose to support the governor’s decisions to veto. He gave a very good presentation […]

Outside of Budget Line Items, Beshear Doesn’t Expect to Veto Other Bills

Kentucky lawmakers have one more legislative day in their calendar this year, but they likely won’t spend it overriding vetoed bills. Governor Steve Beshear spent most of Wednesday signing bills into law. And outside of the almost mandatory line item vetoes every governor has in budget bills, Beshear says he doesn’t expect to use his […]

In Frankfort, Attention Turns to Vetoes

With budgets passed and lawmakers in recess, the focus in Frankfort is now on Governor Steve Beshear and his veto pen. A host of bills are on Beshear’s desk. The most important are budget bills for all three branches of government. But many other relevant bills are waiting for the Governor. Most notably, bills that […]