Taft Vetoes Bill

POSTED BY: News Department
Saturday, December 8, 2001 - 01:59 PM
1 / 1

Govenor Bob Taft has vetoed a complete bill for the first time in his three years in office. The legislation would have established an interstate compact with Kentucky to prepare for the summer Olympic Games in 2012, had Cincinnati been chosen as the host city. One day after the bill was sent to Taft's office on October 25th, the list of potential U-S host cities for the 2008 Olympics was narrowed to four, and Cincinnati was not on the short list. The finalist are Houston, New York, San Fransisco and Washington. The host city will be selected in 2005. Taft has made several other vetoes, but all were line item vetoes of appropriations bills. The vetoed bill would have created an Ohio-Kentucky Olympic coordination authority to oversee a local coordinating committee if Cincinnati were the host city.

For the best experience, use one of the following browsers:      Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Apple Safari
Follow Us:  WHIZ-TV      Z92 Morning Rush      @WHIZnewscom      @WHIZscores      @WHIZweather      @Z92MorningRush
Share: