State Supreme Court rules Governor issued illegal vetoes
Last updated 11/17/2021 at 12:55pm
In a 7-2 ruling this morning, the State Supreme Court said the partial vetoes the Governor made in the 2019 transportation budget were unconstitutional. When issuing those vetoes the Governor said:
“While my veto authority is generally limited to subsections or appropriation items in an appropriation bill, in this very rare and unusual circumstance I have no choice but to veto a single sentence in several subsections to prevent a constitutional violation and to prevent a forced violation of state law.”
The State Supreme Court disagreed today saying:
“We hold that the Washington Legisl...