House Votes to Override Two Hogan Vetoes

The Maryland House of Delegates voted along party lines Thursday to override both of Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes this session, a move that reflects the sometimes tense relations between the Republican governor and the Democrat-controlled General Assembly.

Last week, Hogan vetoed a Democratic plan that would score transportation projects in order to  decide which to fund, and Tuesday he vetoed a proposal to change the composition of the Anne Arundel County School Board Nominating Commission.

The Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act of 2016, HB1013, requires the state’s Department of Transportation to score proposed major projects based on nine factors including their safety and security, economic benefit, cost effectiveness and local priorities.