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Malloy Could Face Override From Fellow Democrats

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy
Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.)

For the first time, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy could face a real threat of one of his vetoes being overridden by fellow Democrats in the General Assembly.Rank-and-file lawmakers and groups including the state's largest teacher's union and UConn students are putting pressure on legislative leaders to overturn some of the nine vetoes Malloy issued as of Friday.

The Connecticut Education Association is asking its 30,000 members to push for a bill requiring qualifications for the state education commissioner to be restored. Meanwhile, UConn students want a bill revived that would double the number of student members on the UConn Board of Trustees.

Legislative leaders have not announced a date for considering vetoes or whether they'll attempt any overrides. Malloy continues to sign bills.

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