Line Item Vetoes: Legal or Not?

August 5, 2009 · Filed Under CA Budget · Comments Off 

My Wesbter's Dictionary defines an appropriation as "money officially authorized to be paid from a public treasury."

If only it were that simple. Expect a heated debate in the near future as to whether Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision last week to line-item veto almost $500 million in spending was within his powers as chief executive... or not.

The latest salvo comes today, as the office of Legislative Counsel says Schwarzenegger overstepped his authority.
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