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  •  In Texas, as the end of the biennial legislative (2+ / 0-)
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    term nears, Perry has issued a flurry of vetoes, both bills and budget line items - some to save the state money and others to retain his power and/or reward his cronies.  The veto most publicized nationally concerns a bill passed by both houses of the Texas legislature to enact a state-level regulation granting women who have suffered wage discrimination in the state the right to sue in state court.  Fashioned after the federal "Lily Ledbetter Act," federal protections granted in federal courts would have been extended to Texas state courts.

    But that isn't the worst damage Perry's veto pen has done.  Details on his vetoes, and the governor's "reasoning" behind them, have been explained well in this Texas Tribune article titled Perry Issues More Than Two Dozen Vetoes.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 08:29:06 AM PDT

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