Lawmakers Won't Override Leavitt's Budget Vetoes

Lawmakers Won't Override Leavitt's Budget Vetoes

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Utah lawmakers say they will NOT try to override Governor Mike Leavitt's vetoes of several budget bills on Saturday.

However, the Utah Legislature will hold budget hearings later this month. They'll be asking some questions to see if Leavitt's claims about prison inmates being released early and Utah Highway Patrol troopers being laid off were really true.

Leavitt vetoed more than $7 million in budget cuts that the Legislature had approved in their effort to shore up another budget shortfall. Leavitt thought those cuts went too deep and could have jeopardized public safety.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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