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Gov. Jerry Brown issued his first veto messages of the season this morning, and he is off to a prickly start.

Assembly Bill 1892, by Assemblywoman Linda Halderman, R-Fresno, would have required the Department of Consumer Affairs to post certain language on its website regarding construction defects.

"This has already been done," the Democratic governor said in his veto message. "So in keeping with the author's oft-stated mantra that government should not be wasteful or do unnecessary things, I am returning Assembly Bill 1892 without my signature."

The veto message was one of four issued today by Brown, who also signed more than a dozen other bills.

The vetoes are Brown's first since the legislative session ended, though he vetoed two bills earlier this year. Hundreds more bills are on Brown's desk awaiting action before the end of the month.



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