AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine lawmakers have overturned Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of seven more bills.
Among the vetoed bills overridden by the House and Senate Monday is one that seeks to ensure that standardized tests taken by children ages 4 through 9 can’t be used to restrict their entrance into kindergarten or determine future academic success.
The two chambers unanimously supported overturning LePage’s veto of the bill, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Mattie Daughtry.
LePage has pledged to veto all bills from Democrats because they won’t support his plan to ask voters if they want to eliminate the income tax.
House Democratic Leader Jeff McCabe said lawmakers are saying “no” to LePage’s “obstructionism and partisan vindictiveness” by overturning his vetoes.
The Senate sustained the veto of one bill related to public water systems.
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