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Veto override push on long-debated marijuana money bill falls short

A court-ordered poll on resurrecting 2023’s Senate Bill 442 didn’t attract the support it needed, state officials said Friday.

A veto override effort on a much-debated marijuana revenue bill that initially passed the Montana Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support last year has failed, according to poll results released Friday afternoon.

The override poll, conducted by a mail ballot by the Montana secretary of state’s office over the last month, attracted only 41 “yes” votes from state representatives and 24 from state senators — well short of the 67-vote and 34-vote two-thirds margins required for a successful veto override.

An additional 14 representatives and 2 senators voted against an override. The state...

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