Veto message by Governor Gretchen Whitmer (11/5/21): This legislation would have prohibited local governments from enacting or enforcing any knife law stricter than state law. Crime is local. In my view, citizens of Michigan's cities and towns-not Lansing politicians-should be able to make their own public safety decisions. HB 4066 would deprive them of that power. I am therefore vetoing this legislation.
Legislative Outcome: Passed House 69-41-0 on Jun/17/21; State Rep. Shri Thanedar voted NO; passed Senate 25-11-0 on Oct/19/21; vetoed by Gov. Whitmer on Nov/5/21.
Legislative Outcome: Passed House 77-31-2 on Aug/17/21; State Rep. Shri Thanedar voted NO; passed Senate 21-15-0 on Sept/30/21; Vetoed Oct/3/21.
Veto message by Governor Gretchen Whitmer: Today I am returning several election-related bills [which] suppress the vote or perpetuate the "Big Lie": the calculated disinformation campaign to discredit the 2020 election. I will have no part in any effort that grants an ounce of credence to this deception, so injurious to our democracy.
Veto message by Governor Gretchen Whitmer (11/5/21): This legislation would require Michigan taxpayers to foot the bill for any money a person gives to certain private education organizations, costing as much as $500 million in 2022 alone. Simply put, our schools cannot provide the high-quality education our kids deserve if we turn private schools into tax shelters for the wealthy.
Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 20-16-0 on Oct/19/21; passed House 55-49-5 on Oct/27/21; State Rep. Shri Thanedar voted NO; vetoed by Gov. Whitmer on Nov/5/21.
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