Gov. Reeves files appeal to court’s partial veto ruling

The Hinds County Chancery Court said the governor’s partial veto was unconstitutional.

Gov. Reeves files appeal to court’s partial veto ruling
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, speaks during an event with President Donald Trump about coronavirus testing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Source: Evan Vucci)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Hinds County Chancery Court ruled against Governor Tate Reeves' partial veto of a House Bill earlier this year.

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn filed a lawsuit against Reeves in August in relation to Reeves' veto of the bill related to the distribution of money from the CARES Act fund (House Bill 1782).

Reeves vetoed a portion of the bill by marking over the pieces he disapproved with a red X while approving the rest of the it.

Reeves said the CARES Act included $2 million for a hospital that has been closed for years, which prompted his partial veto.

The court ruled the partial veto was unconstitutional and passed H.B. 1782 in its entirety.

In response, Governor Reeves has filed a notice of appeal to this ruling.

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