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By Jason Mercier
Washington Policy Center 

State Supreme Court rules Governor issued illegal vetoes

 

Last updated 11/17/2021 at 12:33pm



In a 7-2 ruling this morning, the State Supreme Court said the partial vetoes the Governor made in the 2019 transportation budget were unconstitutional. When issuing those vetoes the Governor said:

“While my veto authority is generally limited to subsections or appropriation items in an appropriation bill, in this very rare and unusual circumstance I have no choice but to veto a single sentence in several subsections to prevent a constitutional violation and to prevent a forced violation of state law.”

The State Supreme Court disagreed today saying:

“We hold that the Washington Legisl...



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