Governor Dannel Malloy's nine vetoes will stand. Despite objections from the General Assembly's minority Republicans, the legislature on Monday did not override any of the vetoes. Wilton state Representative Gail Lavielle spoke again in support of a bill that would have imposed new hiring standards for the next state education commissioner.
She says issues about assessing student progress and how to evaluate the people who are teaching them, should be addressed by someone who's been in the field at some point . Lavielle says it doesn't limit the administrative experience to that of a Superintendent. It could be a principal.
Malloy had complained the bill would have infringed on the executive branch authority to hire a commissioner.
The state Senate voted unanimously in favor of the bill during the regular session. In the House, there were just five votes in opposition.
In the Senate, Democrats adjourned the veto session before a debate could be held on any vetoed bills. That prompted Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano to complain about the process, saying he was "very disappointed" in how it was carried out. The veto session was required under the state constitution.