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Perry's Veto Axe Comes Down
Democrats and Republicans of all stripes and experience hit
"...83rd Regular session, issuing a grand total of 28 vetoes of bills passed. He was an equal opportunity bill..."

June 17, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Hit in Veto Spree
A look at the bills whose lives were cut short
"...of the 81st Legislature by issuing his list of vetoed bills...."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Line-Item Veto vs. State Budget
How much money did Perry really save?
"...2010-11 biennium – Gov. Rick Perry used his line-item veto to take $288.9 million out of the $182.3 billion..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

More Spanking for Perry on Community College Veto
Dewhurst and Zaffirini take action on governor's community colleges veto
"...The hornet’s nest stirred up by Gov. Rick Perry’s veto of $154 million in community college funding continues to..."

Aug. 6, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

People's Veto
Young activist protests against cancer cuts at guv mansion
"...hundreds of miles – are calling on Abbott to veto the budget measure. They plan to present the governor..."

June 12, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

'Hey, Perry, Veto This!'
With deadline looming, forces mobilize to push governor's red pen
"...far, two bills seem to be drawing the biggest veto controversy, with forces marshaling on both sides to encourage/discourage..."

June 19, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

SCHIP Veto - Texas Dems Respond
The deluge of anti-SCHIP veto statements from elected officials starts here.
"...Reaction on the State Children's Health Insurance Program veto:"If there is one thing that should be placed above..."

Oct. 3, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Gov. Perry's Ham-Fisted Veto Pen Strikes Again
Lege coverage
"...a final flurry of red ink, Gov. Rick Perry vetoed a slew of bills last Friday, just before the..."

June 22, 2007 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Veto 1 Student Government 0
Outgoing UT SG president vetoes Cactus Cafe resolution
"...Student Government President Liam O'Rourke, who has unilaterally effectively vetoed last week's Student Government Assembly resolution supporting the venue...."

April 6, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Stop Police Union 'Veto'
"...pressure, it will effectively be giving the police union veto power over council decisions. City Council should send a..."

June 24, 2009 Postmarks

Veto That Veto
Chimpeach. Chimpeach!

May 2, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate Getty

Perry's Aggressive Defense
Perry stands behind his veto
"...to quit. Perry threatened to use his line item veto to slash state funding for her office's Public Integ­rity..."

Aug. 22, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Perry Indicted
Governor faces two felony charges alleging abuse of office
"...he was indicted on two charges relating to his veto of Travis County District Attorney's office funding...."

Aug. 15, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Abbott’s Executive Overreach
What all bills did the governor veto this time?
"...approved bills from this year's legislative session on Friday, vetoing 50 measures that had been passed through the House..."

June 23, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Perry Signs Education Bill: Now What?
Gov signs off on HB5 after veto speculation
"...rumors were flying wildly that Gov. Rick Perry might veto the comprehensive graduation and school accountability reforms in House..."

June 10, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Who Fired Tony Fabelo?
Last year's veto of the Criminal Justice Policy Council reflects a private agenda at the governor's office
"...was indirect but absolute. Last June, Perry simply line-item vetoed the budgetary funding for the CJPC, saying its work..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Whatever Happened to SB 2038?
There's another addition to the veto list
"...Amidst Friday's rack of bills vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry, an eagle-eyed reader noticed another..."

June 22, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Community College Funding Crisis Resolved
Deal restores $154 million Perry vetoed in June.
"...college funding crisis caused in June by Perry's ham-handed veto of appropriations to cover health care costs for certain..."

Oct. 23, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

The Father's Day Massacre
A brief analysis of a number of Gov. Perry's vetoes
"...On June 17, Gov. Rick Perry vetoed 78 bills passed during the recently adjourned 77th session..."

June 29, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Lege Lines: Kill Bill(s)
Abbott vetoes more than 40 bills
"...Anyone expecting Gov. Greg Abbott to withhold his veto pen in his first legislative session better not have..."

June 26, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Capitol Chronicle
Governor Perry and his 82 vetoes: Government by Negation
"...a new gubernatorial record with a total of 82 vetoes. The veto list usually runs to two or three..."

June 29, 2001 News Column by Michael King

The Premature Death of the WHAC
How Gov. Greg Abbott killed vital oversight for women’s health
"...alleviate root causes of the maternal mortality crisis. Abbott's veto pen ended its existence. The decision surprised and angered..."

Jan. 19, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Continuing Education of Rick Perry
An old refrain was sung yet again Tuesday in a Senate hearing – the governor goes on a veto rampage, leaving legislators (and others) to wonder why his objections to their bills didn't come up earlier
"...hearing Tuesday – Gov. Rick Perry goes on a veto rampage, leaving legislators (and others) to wonder why the..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Perry's Vexing Vetoes
Perry kills 24 more bills
"...few more enemies by signing the last of his vetoes for the regular session...."

June 21, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

On the Lege
Eminent-domain fight moves to Perry's desk
"...An eminent-domain bill awaiting the blessing or veto of Gov. Rick Perry is stirring up more opposition..."

June 15, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Reefer Madness: Don't Talk About It
El Paso City Council's resolution calling for an 'open debate' on legalizing drugs draws threats of funding cuts
"...council was on the dais but later issued a veto. "It is not realistic to believe that the U.S...."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

SCHIP Votes Now, SCHIP Votes in '08
U.S. Rep. Kay Granger is targeted before the SCHIP veto vote.
"...Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) congressional vote and presidential veto an issue. Americans United for Change has launched a..."

Oct. 16, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Community Colleges Bestow Dunce Cap on Perry
Community-college presidents and allies launch barrage of explosive verbiage on Perry after he vetoes $154 million in school funding
"...the past week, after yet another of his ham-handed vetoes. This time, it was a line-item veto of $154..."

July 27, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
"...Quote of the Week"The president can veto our attempt to secure a safe, orderly phased redeployment..."

May 4, 2007 News Feature

Nordic Noise
Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland – 26 inches of SXSW over four days and nights
"...band just over a year old. Århus post-punk quintet Veto fits right in alongside Eighties-tapping modernists like Interpol and..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Music Feature by Greg Beets

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