Differing reports today say DFL leaders may try to override Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s veto of the General Assistance Medical Care bill on Thursday, or wait a week or two. Either way, in the Senate, they should have no problem: Plenty of DFL votes are available for an override.
In the House, it’s a different story. While 38 House Republicans voted in favor of the bill — apparently they hadn’t heard the governor took his veto pen with him to Washington for the weekend — there’s talk that enough of the Republicans will repudiate their early votes and side with the governor on this. Only three Republicans need to join the DFLers for the override to pass.
The MN Progressive Project lists the GAMC 38, so it will be easier to keep track of who were for the bill before they were against it: