GUEST COMMENTARY: HB 253 veto should stand

Saturday, August 24, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 12:42 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 27, 2013

During the 2013 session, the legislature passed House Bill 253, a sloppily drafted bill that will cost the state more than $800 million per year when fully implemented. The Governor, believing that HB 253 will decimate essential state services, endanger our AAA credit rating, and unnecessarily raise taxes on the elderly, rightly vetoed the bill, but legislative leaders plan to attempt to override his veto in September.