WV House Sends 5 More Vetoed Bills Back To Gov

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, WV (AP) -- As their extended session continues, West Virginia lawmakers have returned five more bills to Gov. Joe Manchin that he had vetoed.

The House of Delegates on Thursday approved changes by the Senate that respond to technical errors found in each measure.

That brings to 16 the number of vetoed bills that have been corrected and re-passed. Manchin nixed 20 during the recent regular session.

None of Thursday's house votes were unanimous.

The closest was 52-40 for a bill that would lower the special election threshold to 55 percent from a possible metro government proposal for Kanawha County.

Another fixed bill would allow the Governor's Office to coordinate a new statewide push to improve health care access.

A third bars new gas chambers at animal shelters.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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