- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah legislators will not override Gov. Gary Herbert’s veto last month of a bill that would have allowed him to pack about two dozen of state boards and commissions with members of one political party.

Legislative officials said Tuesday that lawmakers in the House and Senate were polled on whether they’d support a veto-override session, but the poll ended Friday without a required two-thirds majority in each chamber favoring an override.

The Senate voted 11 to 18 for an override session and the House voted 34 to 41.

Herbert, a Republican, said he vetoed the bill scrapping limits on how many board or commission members could belong to one political party because he had already agreed to keep the limits in place for some board dealing with more political issues, including those regulating alcohol and air quality.

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