Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wash. Post: "Texas Showdown on HPV Vaccine Order"
The Washington Post (4/25) reports:
Texas lawmakers rejected Gov. Rick Perry's anti-cancer vaccine order Wednesday, sending him a bill that blocks state officials from requiring the shots for at least four years.
Perry has said he is disappointed but has not indicated whether he will veto the bill. He has 10 days to sign or veto it, or the proposal will become law without his signature.
Lawmakers can override a veto with a two-thirds vote of both chambers. The legislation passed by well over that margin in both chambers.
See also this post: Parents Sue TX Governor Perry Over HPV Vaccination Requirement; NY Times Editorial Supports Perry