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4 months 1 week ago

City Council and Mayor Bach Battle over Budget

COLORADO SPRINGS -- The power struggle between Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach and city council intensified Tuesday. The disagreement is over a specific sentence that city council added to Mayor Bach's budget before the passed it. The mayor then vetoed that addition. On Tuesday, city council voted six to two...

1 year 4 months ago

Bach tells staff to ignore veto override

COLORADO SPRINGS - Mayor Steve Bach was quite clear about what he thought of city council's override of one of his vetoes . "I am directing city staff to disregard council's actions that are illegal, that violate the charter," Bach said during a news conference Thursday. That remark...

1 year 10 months ago

Debate grows over renewable energy bill

CALHAN - A strong effort is underway to sway governor John Hickenlooper into either signing or vetoing a new renewable energy bill. Senate Bill 13-252 mandates rural electric cooperatives produce at least 20 percent of their electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources by the year 2020. Previous...

3 years 4 months ago

Mayor Bach makes budget vetoes

After another round of budget approvals by City Council, Mayor Steve Bach is vetoing some programs. His cuts total over $312,000. The biggest item on the veto line is a proposal to add $175,000 to the budget for maintenance and repairs to the city's tennis courts. The Mayor said...

4 years 10 months ago

Florida Governor vetos abortion bill

Gov. Charlie Crist has vetoed a bill that would have required women seeking an abortion during the first trimester to undergo an ultrasound exam and pay for it. Crist said Friday it put an inappropriate burden on women seeking an abortion. The Republican-led Legislature tacked amendments onto a non-controversial...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama threatens veto over greenhouse gases

The White House has issued a veto threat against a Republican-led effort to block Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the levels of greenhouse gases that power plants and factories can release into the air. The veto threat comes two days before the Senate votes on a measure that would...

4 years 10 months ago

Gov. Ritter vetoes sex offender bill

Gov. Bill Ritter has vetoed a bill regulating the sex offender management board, saying the legislation went too far by allowing convicts to choose their own treatment programs. Ritter says the bill did not have an adequate hearing before it was adopted and would weaken the program. The governor says...

4 years 11 months ago

Ritter vetoes registration bill

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has vetoed a measure that would have eased restrictions on registering a farm vehicle. The bill would have barred issuers of farm truck license plates from requiring owners to show proof of eligibility for those agricultural license plates. Under current law,...

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