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June 14, 1989 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
A generally friendly City Council on Tuesday overrode only two of Mayor Tom Bradley's 16 budget vetoes. The council also narrowly upheld Bradley's move to restore his Pride Lines bus program, but the plan still faces a battle when it comes to the council for final approval. The council needed 10 votes to override any of Bradley's vetoes of previous council decisions on the budget. Council members Tuesday overwhelmingly sided with Bradley on most items, and the ones they bucked him on were relatively minor requests.
April 15, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books. The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers suffered a continual string of injuries, the worst in Vitti's 30 years as their trainer. A few days before his 60th birthday, Vitti sat down with The Times for a candid interview on how Kobe Bryant will look next season, why the Lakers were ailing all season and the recent outbursts of angry Lakers fans.
October 10, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Breast density has emerged as an important risk factor for breast cancer along with other factors such as age, family history and some gene mutations. However, there is no consensus on what to do with information on breast density and on Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed proposed state legislation that would have required doctors to notify women having mammograms of their breast density. Having more high-density tissue, which has less fat, raises breast cancer risk, while having more low-density tissue lowers it. In a letter to the California state Senate, Brown said he agreed that patients need more health information.
March 15, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Russia stood alone Saturday in vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution declaring illegal a Russian-sponsored referendum on whether Crimea should secede from Ukraine. In an illustration of Russia's isolation on the issue, 13 council members voted for the U.S.-sponsored resolution at the session in New York. China, which almost always allies itself with Russia on council votes, abstained. It has been clear for days that the resolution would be vetoed. But U.S. officials and allies pushed ahead with it to put Moscow in a difficult spot in hopes of convincing it not to annex Crimea following the Sunday referendum.
October 1, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy and Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger late Thursday vetoed two bills introduced in response to the city of Bell pay scandal: a measure barring employment contracts with automatic pay raises and legislation that would cap pensions. The governor also vetoed two bills aimed at ending pension spiking, but he signed bills requiring thousands of children to wait longer to enter kindergarten, setting up a new market for Californians to get health insurance coverage and banning pot shops near schools.
May 3, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Alaska Legislature passed two restrictive abortion bills, overriding vetoes by Gov. Tony Knowles. The new laws now face likely court challenges by abortion-rights activists. Both vetoes were overridden 40-19, the exact two-thirds vote Republican leaders needed to overturn the Democratic governor's action. One of the new laws requires pregnant teens 16 and younger to get a parent's or judge's permission for an abortion.
November 15, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
President Tabare Vazquez vetoed Uruguay's abortion law, infuriating women's rights groups but pleasing religious groups. Congress narrowly legalized first-trimester abortions despite threats from the nation's bishops to excommunicate lawmakers who voted yes. Backers lack the votes for an override.
May 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
President Clinton vetoed a bill that would have provided vouchers meant to help selected poor children in Washington pay to attend private or religious schools. Clinton said he rejected the bill because it had the potential of undercutting public education. It was the 21st veto of his presidency. Under the vetoed legislation, federal tax dollars would have been earmarked for vouchers worth up to $3,200.
October 2, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger got some flak Wednesday from groups including the state lobby corps, supporters of medical marijuana and aficionados of unpasteurized milk for what they said was a raw deal in his bill decisions. His vetoes included: A bill that would have barred employers from discriminating against workers for use of marijuana for medical purposes. "I am concerned with interference in employment decisions as they relate to marijuana use," Schwarzenegger said.
Accusing the Legislature's Democratic majority of seeking an "unfair partisan advantage," Gov. Pete Wilson on Monday vetoed three bills containing alternative plans for redrawing legislative and congressional districts for the 1990s. Just hours later, Democrats in the Assembly and Senate failed to override the vetoes. Unless there is a last-minute compromise, the task of drawing new political boundaries to reflect population shifts detected in the 1990 U.S.
March 12, 2014 | By Cathleen Decker and Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she would not seek a third term, forgoing a campaign that would have required her to challenge the state's term limits measure. The Republican had left open the option of running this year, despite the overwhelming weight of legal opinion against it. She became governor in 2009 when Democrat Janet Napolitano left office to join President Obama's Cabinet, and Brewer won reelection the following year. The state limits governors to two terms, and most legal experts said her first partial term counted toward the limit.
February 27, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
There were a lot of very good reasons for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto that obnoxiously discriminatory law that would have allowed businesses to not serve gays -- or anyone else -- if the owner believed something about the person -- sexual orientation, race -- offended his or her religion. We've detailed many of those good arguments against the bill in blog posts and on the editorial page . Of course, the cynical read of the situation is that Brewer's decision was based on political pragmatism rather than a principled stand against discrimination.
February 26, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a controversial bill that would have bolstered a business owner's right to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion. The move comes after an intense national outcry by the gay community, its supporters, business owners and Arizona political leaders, who urged the governor to veto SB 1062. In a televised address from Phoenix, Brewer said the bill was worded too broadly and could result in "unintended and negative consequences" for the state.
February 25, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple is urging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would make it possible for business owners to use their religious beliefs as a reason to deny service to gays and lesbians. The Cupertino tech giant weighed in on the matter because it now conducts business in the state. Late last year, Apple announced plans to open a manufacturing plant in Mesa, Ariz. News reports have suggested that the plant may be used to make the screens for the company's next iPhone. An Apple spokeswoman confirmed to the Associated Press the company had reached out directly to Brewer about vetoing Arizona SB 1062.
February 25, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON - When Arizona took controversial stands in the past - refusing to create a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and enacting a tough anti-illegal immigration law - state leaders shrugged off the criticism from out of state as the meddling of outsiders. But now, after the Legislature passed a measure to bolster the rights of business owners to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion, Arizona leaders seem to be listening to a national outcry and are urging the governor to veto the bill.
February 24, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON - Three Republicans who supported a bill bolstering the rights of business owners to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion reversed course Monday and asked the governor to veto the controversial measure. Republican state Sens. Adam Driggs, Steve Pierce and Bob Worsley wrote a letter to Gov. Jan Brewer pleading for her to reject SB 1062. The measure is intended to support business owners who refuse service to gays and others because they believe serving them violates the practice and observance of their religion.
October 4, 1997 | Associated Press
Gov. Pete Wilson vetoed a bill Friday that would have cleared the way for product liability lawsuits against the tobacco industry by people who say they were injured by secondhand smoke. Wilson has signed two other bills that strip the tobacco industry of the protection it enjoyed under a 1987 statute exempting from product liability lawsuits the makers or sellers of inherently unsafe products. But Wilson said the vetoed bill--by Sen.
October 7, 1990
Here is how members of the California delegation voted Saturday on a motion to override President Bush's veto of a stopgap spending bill: Democrats for--Anderson, Beilenson, Bosco, Boxer, Condit, Dellums, Dixon, Edwards, Fazio, Hawkins, Lantos, Lehman, Levine, Martinez, Matsui, Miller, Mineta, Panetta, Pelosi, Roybal, Stark, Torres, Waxman. Republicans for--Pashayan. Democrats against--None.
February 24, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON -- Both of Arizona's senators have taken to Twitter, publicly calling on Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation that would allow businesses to use religion as a basis for denying service to gays and lesbians. " I hope Governor Brewer will veto #SB1062," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tweeted  Monday morning, repeating nearly word-for-word a tweet Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) sent out on Saturday. Amid a media firestorm over the bill, the senators' urging is the latest sign that the Republican establishment is seeking to distance itself from extreme conservative positions that might hurt the party in upcoming midterm elections.
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