I’m posting Governor Larry Hogan’s veto messages below. The big ones are his veto of (1) the implementation of the Kirwan Commission recommendations for new spending on education and (2) funding for HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities). Both set up epic battles with Democrats in the General Assembly that will show the ability of new Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson to unite their caucuses behind key pieces of their agenda.
The governor vetoed a slew of other spending measures, justifying them based on the current COVID-19 crisis:
He also vetoed new taxes and fees:
Sponsored by Sen. Feldman and Del. Korman, the following vetoed bill made it easier for WMATA to spend more without losing the state’s contribution.
In his veto of a ban on pesticides sponsored by Sen. Lam and Del. Stein, the Governor claims he has accomplished essentially the same through more sensitive regulation:
Gov. Hogan vetoed legislation sponsored by Sen. Young and Del. Healey that would have limited the power of the Board of Public Works regarding land acquisition:
Gov. Hogan also vetoed this bill sponsored by first-term Del. Solomon that would have piloted MARC service between Union Station and Alexandria as well as between Perryville and Newark, DE:
Gov. Hogan vetoed a bill sponsored by Sen. Waldstreicher that would have banned certain outdoor signs along or near expressways.