Maine Politics

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Veto Redux

The Senate yesterday failed to pass a racino referendum bill with a 2/3rds majority. Baldacci says he's ready to veto. From the PPH:
Baldacci vetoed a similar bill last week that would have allowed the racino to open without a statewide vote. Baldacci at the time said he opposes more gambling in Maine, but would not stand in the way of a referendum on the issue as long as both chambers passed the bill by a two-thirds majority.

The House did that, but the Senate fell two votes short. Umphrey said the governor will now carry through with his promise.

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