Senate Overrides Hogan Veto Of Clean Energy Jobs Act

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One veto override complete: the Senate today voted 32-13 to override Larry Hogan’s 2016 veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The House yesterday voted 88-51 to similar effect.

Democratic lawmakers completed their override of Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that increases renewable energy requirements with a party-line vote on Thursday.

The Senate voted, 32-13, to override Hogan’s veto, after the House of Delegates took a similarly lopsided vote on the same measure Tuesday.

That means the law is now in effect, requiring that one-quarter of the state’s electricity must come from renewable sources by 2020. That’s an increase from the prior requirement of 20 percent by 2022.

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