Missing the cake for the frosting
In an earlier post I had said the governor had signed the bill that would have effectively prevented a mass reassessment in Washington County. I had it from a couple sources that all indications were the governor would indeed sign the bill. Turns out that was wrong and the governor vetoed the bill. I think there must be an interesting story in whatever transpired. Either the governor changed his mind, or both branches of the legislature pushed ahead with a bill without checking whether the governor would sign it. It seems unlikely that they would want to have the governor look bad by having to veto a bill that passed by such a large margin in both chambers. Some folks in Washington County certainly went from a feeling of elation, to probably being a bit upset and confused.
So does the legislature try to overturn the veto? They certainly have the votes necessary given the initial votes for the bill. It would be interesting if they try.. or even more interesting if they don't. Of course, at this point they might need to return from vacation if anyone expects that to happen anytime before September.