Rosendale Urges Legislators to Overturn Bullock Veto of SB 71

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By: Peter Christian 

State Auditor Matt Rosendale is working with legislators of both parties to override Governor Steve Bullock’s veto of a bill that is estimated to save Montanans around $8 million on prescription drug costs.

The bill is SB 71, and Rosendale is hopeful that the support shown for the bill during the legislature will result in a veto override.

“There was so strong of a vote for that legislation that it automatically triggers a ballot to be sent out to the legislators,” said Rosendale. “We didn’t even have to request it. The bill had such strong support that a veto override ballot has been sent out. That has been done, and what we have to achieve is a two-thirds majority in each chamber.”…

Rosendale admitted that overturning a Governor’s veto is rarely done.

“It’s very difficult,” he said. “We know that it doesn’t happen very often. I think it’s probably been a couple of decades since it has happened previously, but I am hoping that with the bipartisan support that we were able to achieve bringing this legislation through the session, that they will continue to support this legislation.”

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