CT lawmakers look to extend governor's emergency authority, but with veto power

Legislative leaders could veto any of the governor's executive orders.

News 12 Staff

May 11, 2021, 9:19 PM

Updated 1,109 days ago

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Lawmakers plan to extend Gov. Ned Lamont's emergency powers through July, but there is a catch.
Legislative leaders could veto any of the governor's executive orders.
The Connecticut House of Representatives is voting on the extension and the new veto power.
"I think he's been pretty restrained for a number of months, in terms of issuing new executive orders. I think what we're trying to do is, ensure that he can maintain the flexibility that the governor needs to act in an emergency situation," said CT House Majority Leader state Rep. Jason Rojas.
The state Senate also has to approve the emergency extension.


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