He’s sad the governor used the line-item veto to cut Public TV
Dear Mr. Casey,
Thanks for your excellent article on public radio/TV cuts by the Governor.
I am puzzled why the Governor has the authority to do this. Is there a mechanism by which the State Legislators can override his line item veto? Even if this were to fail, it would give us a chance to see where individual members of the Legislature stand on this issue.
It’s obvious, as you point out, that the Governor’s action has nothing to do with cutting expenses.
Let’s push for a doubling of Virginia funding for public radio/TV- a valuable asset for all of us. That would mean something like 10 cents per person per year.
Michael J. Furey
Note from Dan: I responded to Dr. Fure, who is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Tech, that the legislature has no power to override the governor’s line-item vetoes in the budget bill, as opposed to other vetoes.