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Veto Attempt Falls Short

The Connecticut General Assembly held a veto session on Monday, July 20, but didn’t have the votes to overturn the governor’s veto of HB 6977, An Act Establishing Qualifications for the Commissioner of Education.

CEA will revisit the issue again in the next legislative session and urge legislators to once again support the measure, and require reasonable qualifications for the state’s education chief, similar to the qualifications required of the Commissioners of Corrections, Public Health, Emergency Management, and other state agency heads.

Read news articles
CT News Junkie article – General Assembly Opts Not to Override Malloy’s Vetoes.

CT Post – Legislature Does Not Override Any of Malloy’s Vetoes.

Hartford Courant – Legislature Does Not Override Any of Nine Malloy Vetoes.

  1. John Bestor #

    Hopefully our leadership will remember the lack of courage shown by our democratic legislators when the opportunity to push for an important reform requires a decision independent of the governor who demeans our profession time after time. I heard many of those same legislators join us in solidarity at the CEA rally, but then disappear when their voices would truly mean something. I hope this will be remembered in two years when they are up for re-election.

    July 21, 2015
  2. Jon-Paul Roden #

    I watched the veto session live on CT-N and was astonished to hear Rep. Andrew Fleischmann, Democrat from West Hartford and co-chair of the Education Committee explain why he would support the Governor’s veto after all of the time and effort he and others put into the legislation. I wonder how so many people studied, supported, and voted for the proposed bill only to discover in the veto message the weakness that the Governor used as his reason for the veto

    July 21, 2015
  3. J #

    Should we be surprised by the actions of this governor, who if you recall was heard to echo the words. “Teachers, you just need to show up and you get tenure.”

    July 21, 2015

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