REPUBLICANS: VETO IS CRONYISM
Posted: Jan. 30, 2004
WILMINGTON -- Delaware GOP
Chairman Terry A. Strine called Gov. Ruth Ann Minner’s veto of
Senate Bill 53 another example of her political cronyism and
willingness to put politics over responsible government.
Senate Bill 53, which would keep the
size of New Castle County Council at 7 members, rather than initiate
unprecedented growth to 13 members, passed the Democratic-controlled
Senate last June and passed the House of Representatives Tuesday.
The legislation has received overwhelming support from the Civic
League of New Castle County, the Council of Civic Organizations of
Brandywine Hundred, the County Executive’s office and several
members of New Castle County Council.
“It is a sad day in Delaware when the
governor is willing to so casually thwart the will of the people to
simply appease a handful of her cronies,” Chairman Strine said.
“This bill would have stopped an unnecessary and costly expansion of
bureaucracy, it is frustrating to have a governor reject the advice
and urging of so many civic and community leaders as well as a
substantial number of lawmakers from both the House and the
New Castle County Republican Committee
Co-Chair Tom Ross said he is also disappointed in the governor’s
decision, but not surprised.
“I would urge anyone interested in good
government to take note,” Mr. Ross said. “It’s time to clean up the
mess at the state and county level.”
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