Lt. Governor Casey Cagle Statement Regarding Veto Override Vote

January 28, 2008

(Atlanta, GA) – Lt. Governor Casey Cagle released the following statement regarding the Senate’s vote to override HB 529:

“After thoughtful and appropriate consideration by the Senate Rules Committee, the full Senate has voted to override one of Governor Perdue’s vetoes.  While we respect the office of the Governor, the Senate agreed it was important that the language in this bill reflect the role the Senate Budget Office plays in providing valuable assistance to the Senate throughout the budget process. We now need to focus on the numerous issues the people of Georgia expect us to address, such as transportation, health care and education,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.