Vetoing the veto: the rare occurrence of an override
February 25, 2008
Its a tense day at the Capitol as Minnesota lawmakers vie for enough votes to override Governor Pawlenty's transportation bill veto. Minnesota has only seen 13 such gubernatorial overrides since 1939. A University of Minnesota expert who can give some perspective on the issue is:
Paula OLoughlin, University of Minnesota, Morris political science professor
OLoughlin can explain how unusual veto overrides are and what one today would mean for the rest of the legislative session. She can also give perspective on the public response to an override.
MEDIA NOTE: Professor OLoughlin is available only via phone.
To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.