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When the Democratic-controlled Senate voted to override another of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr's (R) vetoes on Wednesday, the Senate Minority Leader Lowell Stoltzfus took the opportunity to provide fellow lawmakers with some perspective on their actions.

The General Assembly has reversed 15 of Ehrlich's vetoes this session - the most in decades. There were no veto overrides during Glendening's eight years and only two during Schaefer's tenure.

"The Democratic legislature is saying, 'we're going to show you who's boss.' I think it's an embarassment," Soltzfus said, after the Senate reversed Ehrlich's veto to allow speed cameras in Montgomery County.

Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said Democrats were just responding to Ehrlich's election-year rejection of their legislation. The governor's thinking, he said, was "I'm going to veto any bill that affects my donor base."

By Ann Marimow  |  January 25, 2006; 8:48 PM ET
Categories:  General Assembly  
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