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14 Senate Dems Vote to Protect Hartford Bailout, Malloy Veto Override Fails

June 26, 2018 By Staff
14 Senate Dems Vote to Protect Hartford Bailout, Malloy Veto Override Fails

The 17-14 vote was in narrowly in favor of an override of Dan Malloy's veto, but not by the two-thirds margin needed to pass the bill to the House.

An effort in the Connecticut State Senate to override Gov. Dan Malloy’s (D-Conn.) veto of a bill limiting the state’s bailout of Hartford failed on Monday.

Even though a majority of senators (17 out of 31 voting) supported the veto override – including one Democrat, Mae Flexer – Flexer and Republicans fell seven votes short of the 24 needed to send the bill to the House for an override effort there.

The vote breakdown (for Senate Bill No. 528) was as follows:

  • 16 Republicans and one Democrat voted yes
  • 14 Democrats voted no
  • Three Democrats and two Republicans were absent

Malloy said last week that people who wanted to limit the Hartford bailout “should have their heads examined.”

The bill Connecticut Republicans were trying to pass would have effectively limited the state’s bailout of Hartford from a 20-year commitment to a five-year commitment.