Bracing to do business with a Congress run solely by Republicans, President Barack Obama is serving notice he has no qualms about vetoing legislation he dislikes.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman vetoed a board order Monday that called for the installation of a plaque honoring sitting aldermen.
Starkville will again allow its employees to place same-sex partners on the city’s insurance plan after the board of aldermen fell one vote shy of overturning Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of their action to limit the expansion to only legally married couples Tuesday.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman vetoed aldermen’s recent action to limit expanded health insurance coverage to legally married couples, and the four aldermen who pushed for the change are expected to call for an override during Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. recess meeting at City Hall.
Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays.
An impassioned plea from a state representative on the steps of City Hall, 19 residents’ demands for transparency and a last-second recusal from Mayor Parker Wiseman could not save Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill’s job Tuesday.
Starkville aldermen are expected to amend Tuesday’s board agenda to include a vote on Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of chief administrative officer Lynn Spruill’s termination despite its absence from the official plan.
Starkville aldermen dismissed Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill last week despite receiving consistently high performance marks from her elected bosses in 2010 and 2012, internal city documents show.
A door-to-door Ward 3 campaign seeking support for embattled Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill could begin soon in an effort to swing a possible veto override, an Oktibbeha County Democratic Party member confirmed Wednesday.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman took to the offensive Tuesday, hammering aldermen over transparency issues in his veto of Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill’s abrupt removal from office.