Senator Shafer has his own take about the budget vetos and re-prints part of a column by Dick Pettys.
Governor Perdue’s veto message:
“An appropriations consists of a recipient, a purpose and an amount,… Language added by the General Assembly in addition to these three criteria is not part of an appropriation and is non-binding. By adding additional criteria, the General Assembly engages in trying to authorize general law in an appropriation bill. In such circumstances, the added language is not operative and may be disregarded.”