Mississippi Governor Vetoes In-home Health And Vulnerable Adult
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
April 27, 2005
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI--Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and his predecessor Mike Moore are criticizing Governor Haley Barbour for vetoing a measure which would have funded in-home supports for people with disabilities, along with a program that prosecutes crimes against seniors.
The bill would have added between 50 cents and $15 to certain types of tickets to help cover the costs for hospital trauma units, prosecution of child-support cases and in-home health services for people with disabilities.
It also would have added 50 cents to every ticket for littering, speeding, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, to pay for the Vulnerable Adults Unit within the attorney general's office.
"This is the dumbest, most ill-informed veto I have ever seen in my life," Moore told the Clarion-Ledger.
Barbour said the Vulnerable Adults Unit was unnecessary.
"Veto of vulnerable adult bill criticized" (Clarion-Ledger)