But doesn't the Czar realize that you usually reap what you sow -- “The Speaker’s been reaching out in a spirit of working together. [Now this]."
The rumbling continued in high places in the Georgia Legislature Thursday over the line-item budget vetoes announced by the governor this week. One House leader predicted it will lead to a lawsuit to settle once and for all the question of where the governor’s power ends and the Legislature’s begin.
Senators didn’t seem quite so angry as some House members, but they also didn’t seem to have been quite so conspicuously gored when the vetoes became public late Wednesday afternoon.
“The Speaker’s been reaching out in a spirit of working together,” said Ehrhart. “Now here comes the governor with one more nasty shot. Who’s the bad guy here?”
Besides outright vetoing a number of projects, Perdue also directed state agency heads to disregard “legislative intent” language in a number of instances in which they sought to funnel money not with a direct appropriation but with language.