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Gov. Jerry Brown said this morning that he will veto many of the hundreds of bills passed by the Legislature last week, calling many of them unnecessary.

"I'm going to veto a lot of bills over the next 30 days," Brown told reporters in Sacramento. "So, I have to say to some, 'Fasten your seat belt, because it's going to be a rough ride. You've given me 600 bills, and there's not 600 problems that we need those solutions for."

Brown said, "I think there will be plenty of veto blues."

The Democratic governor is likely to use the veto to demonstrate a record of restraint.

"Not every human problem needs a law," he said. "That's kind of my first principle that I'll be applying."

Brown did not say what bills he plans to veto.

If he does use the veto pen aggressively, it will be a departure: Brown vetoed fewer than 5 percent of regular session bills when he was governor before, from 1975 to 1983.


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