Ritter Vetoes Budget Instruction On Illegal Immigrants

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) Gov. Bill Ritter has vetoed three sets of spending instructions that lawmakers inserted in the state budget, including a provision that would deny state funds to communities that provide state services to illegal immigrants.

Ritter issued the vetoes Monday. He says the instruction is unconstitutional.

The other vetoes include a requirement that the state study rates paid for elderly care and a requirement setting up a committee to oversee a child-care program.

The spending instructions are called footnotes and have been a point of contention between successive governors and the legislature.

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