Senate overrides Guv's veto on 4Cs program

$1.9 million to Cape Cod Community College to set up new program to train airplane mechanics


Question came on overriding or sustaining the governor's veto in line item 7504-0102. The governor struck the entire amount, $1,950,000.

Sen. Tarr said once again that I think somehow "I must be misreading the message of the governor. This appears to be a veto of an education and training program that helps people become employable or more employable. I can't imagine the gentleman in the corner office would veto such a thing. I hope the gentleman who leads Ways and Means can provide an explanation."

Sen. Brewer said "this is $1.9 million for a program at Cape Cod College to help airplane mechanics. These machine trade industries are hugely important. I share the minority leader's quizzical nature on why this was vetoed, and I certainly hope the veto is overridden."


Editor's Note: Coupled with the 115-0 vote in the House, this means 4Cs President Cox's signature program is back on track.

He said yesterday, "We're content, and we're ready to move on this program. We still have to get the final approval through the FAA, but that process has already begun."

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