House Votes to Override 2 Pence Vetoes


Two pieces of Mike Pence’s work as governor of Indiana could be overturned at the Statehouse next week.

The first bill was written to limit the power of the state environmental agency, IDEM, so they can never pass regulations more stringent than what the EPA requires at a national level.

Pence said at the time he vetoed it so the state would always have the power to protect Hoosiers’ drinking water.

The second bill affects police departments at private universities like Notre Dame. Supporters say it makes those departments more transparent by forcing them to release reports about criminal acts.

Critics say federal law already requires that, and this bill would let them keep other documents private, including accidents, complaints and criminal cases where no arrest is made.

Now that the overrides have passed the house, the state Senate needs to vote on them. That’s scheduled to happen next week.


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