Connecticut legislative leaders propose overriding vetoes

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FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy smiles as he thanks supporters at the State House in Hartford. As the legislature’s budget-writing committees begin the task of crafting a response Malloy’s proposed budget, one of the biggest challenges they face is replenishing deep cuts in social services/health funding (mostly […]

Some Connecticut legislative leaders want to override some of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s recent vetoes.

Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano on Friday called on state lawmakers to “stand together” and reject Malloy’s veto of a bill creating a new process for removing problematic students from classrooms. The bill had unanimously cleared the Senate during the legislative session.

Malloy says the bill, as written, creates “too great a risk that students of color and those with disabilities will be disproportionately affected” by the new removal powers. Members of the legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus had urged Malloy to veto the legislation.

Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM’-oh-wits) supports overriding vetoes of bills regarding a tax credit for smaller businesses and limits on the governor’s authority to cut education aid.

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