Lawmakers await possible Palin vetoes on bills from session
20 DAYS: Stimulus funds among 29 resolutions, 61 bills sent to the governor.
The Associated Press
Published: April 26th, 2009 09:41 PM
Last Modified: April 26th, 2009 10:22 PM
FAIRBANKS -- A week after the Alaska Legislature adjourned, lawmakers are waiting to find out if Gov. Sarah Palin will break out her veto pen.
Palin will have 20 days, not counting Sundays and holidays, to decide whether to use her veto power on spending and policy measures. As of Saturday, only 10 of the 61 bills and 29 resolutions approved by the Legislature had been sent to the governor.
Bills commonly wait a week or two before landing on the governor's desk, giving lawyers and accountants a chance to review the legislation.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Moment of truth for Alaska federal stimulus money
The Legislature unanimously approved a bill to accept the federal stimulus money. Palin originally stated that she would reject 45% of it due to the strings attached and heavy burden it would be on future state funding and programs. Now we'll see if she vetoes any of it.