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Veto session reveals differences
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At the Governor’s budget veto briefing, her Deputy Chief of Staff was tasked with explaining to the members of the legislature why the Governor vetoed roughly $105 million from the $5.8 billion General Fund budget and the entire $107 million Capital Reserve Appropriations bill. In her veto message, the Governor said that the new state budget should not exceed population growth plus the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over last year’s budget. That formula would allow a growth of 4.83 percent in this budget.