Republican Gov. Paul LePage has sent 65 veto messages to Maine lawmakers, even though the state's attorney general has said that he missed his chance to take action on those bills.
LePage officials delivered the veto messages to the Legislature on Thursday. Lawmakers have returned to Augusta for a one day-session to finish up their work and adjourn for the year.
Lawmakers and Attorney General Janet Mills say that LePage can no longer act on the bills because he held them for more than 10 days. The measures have already been chaptered into law.
LePage claims that he can still veto the bills because lawmakers adjourned last month.
Democrats have said that they won't consider the vetoes if LePage attempts to return them to the Legislature.