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Override of toy bill veto sought

Override of toy bill veto sought

By: Magnolia Tribune - April 9, 2008

The Sun Herald, 4/9/8

A key lawmaker says the Mississippi House will try to override Republican Gov. Haley Barbour’s veto of a bill that would’ve required the state attorney general to keep a list of defective toys, including those with unsafe levels of lead paint.

“It’s either going to be the welfare of the children or we’re going look out for communist China,” Rep. Ed Blackmon, D-Canton, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Blackmon is chairman of the House Judiciary A Committee, which voted Tuesday to recommend the 122-member House override the veto.

An override takes a two-thirds majority of both the House and Senate.

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