Maine lawmakers sustain most of LePage's vetoes

July 9, 2013, 4:27 am

By ALANNA DURKIN

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic-led Legislature fell short on several attempts to override vetoes from Gov. Paul LePage, as it completed a contentious session marked by partisan battles.

Lawmakers preserved a handful of bills Tuesday, but failed to override the vast majority of LePage's vetoes.

Among the bills that garnered enough support to overturn vetoes was one to fund a group designed to help high school and college students pursue careers in technology, engineering and mathematics. Another bill preserved by the Legislature will require law enforcement to have a warrant to collect location information from a person's cellphone.

Bills that saw their end include one that would have banned certain people convicted of animal cruelty from owning animals for some time and one that would have boosted the state's snowmobile registration fees.

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