- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to let businesses pay for minor road repair projects, like filling potholes.

In Thursday’s veto message, the Democrat wrote the proposal wouldn’t be a cost effective use of state resources. He wrote it would be unduly burdensome for the commissioner of highways to administer.

The bill would have let businesses donate to a fund and earmark contributions for specific projects. The commissioner would have decided what would have counted as minor repairs and set a maximum dollar amount on them.

It’s the third policy bill Tomblin has vetoed from the Republican Legislature for concerns that weren’t about technical glitches.

Lawmakers overrode his veto on a 20-week abortion ban.

He vetoed a bill that would have deleted permitting requirements to carry concealed handguns.

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