One of the first things a legislative advocate learns is to be sure to “count your votes.” The votes are there to override the governor’s veto on both HB 1307 and 1132, but things can happen. A legislator can be ill the day of the veto session, another may decide a family vacation is more important, while yet another may change his mind after talking to the governor or the governor’s staff.
That’s why it is absolutely essential that you report back to the MCC and tell us what your legislators are saying. As noted in the MCC alert, there are two questions to ask and get answers to: 1) will the legislator be attending the veto session; and 2) will he/she vote to override the governor’s veto on both HB 1307 (the waiting period legislation) and HB 1132 (the tax credits for PRCs, maternity homes and food pantries). Please let us know what your legislators are saying!
Posted: July 18, 2014