Friday June 13, 2008
It seems like an unlucky day for the Democrat’s Healthcare pooling bill, which has been on legislative Death Row for the last three weeks.
Today’s the last day for Gov. Jodi Rell to act or it goes into law.
It’s 11:10 a.m. and Blog-o-rama just encountered the governor walking across the Capitol’s second floor from her office, along with two members of her State Police security detail and spokesman Chris Cooper, legal pad in hand. She was heading to her legal office, where presumably she was going to review the last draft of her veto message.
Asked whether she was going to veto the bill, which would open up the state-employee healthcare program to towns, cities, small businesses and non-profits, the governor said “I don’t know.”
Well it’s a little late for “I don’t know” and it’s doubtful she would have wandered personally to confer with her lawyers if the governor was planning on letting the bill become law.
So the Healthcare-pooling death watch has begun.