LJS Editorial: Donation to referendum effort unseemly

“Ricketts makes no secret of his support of the death penalty and his unhappiness with the Legislature’s vote to abolish it and then to override his veto. He lobbied heavily before the override vote in an attempt to flip enough senators’ votes to sustain his veto. It is perfectly within his role as governor to lobby, persuade and argue for or against legislation. But once a law is passed, Ricketts’ job as governor is to carry out the will of the people as reflected in the vote of the senators they elected.”

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JULY 6, 2015  |