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Gov. Jerry Brown, who was so annoyed by the volume of bills the Legislature produced this fall that he suggested cuing the "veto blues," ended up vetoing about 17 percent of the end-of-session bills, no record, but far more than the Democratic governor has vetoed before.

From mid-September to late Sunday night, Brown signed 466 bills and vetoed 97, his office said.

Brown's veto rate for the year overall was slightly lower, at about 14 percent. In the first year of his third term, Brown signed 760 bills, vetoed 128 and allowed one bill to become law without his signature, his office said.

Brown vetoed fewer than 5 percent of regular session bills when he was governor before, from 1975 to 1983. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, vetoed more than a quarter of regular session bills.


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