Governor's Vetos Stand
Cheyenne, Wy – Governor Dave Freudenthal's two vetoes this session will stand.
The Wyoming Senate voted Wednesday to uphold both vetoes.
One struck down a bill that would have given more power to the state Land Board. The House voted to override, but the Senate fell far short of the two-thirds necessary to override the governor.
That means the governor still retains authority to hire and fire the state lands director.
The other veto canceled legislation that would have expanded the types of gambling allowed at racetracks, to include video machines that allow wagering on historic horse races.
The Senate failed by four votes to overturn that veto. Therefore, the machines won't be allowed in the state.