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Thumbs down to changing governor's veto power

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A commission established to study ways to revise the state Constitution has rejected a recommendation from Governor Robert Bentley to expand the governor's power by making it harder for the Legislature to override his vetoes. Currently, when the governor vetoes legislation, it takes a simple majority vote of the membership to override the veto. When the governor currently vetoes legislation, it takes a simple majority vote of the membership to override the veto. That's 53 votes in the House and 18 in the Senate.

The commission is studying the 1901 Constitution and recommending proposed changes. Any changes would have to be approved by the Legislature and Alabama voters.

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