Thursday, September 16, 2004

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Oak Creek mayor vetoes Canadian drug proposal
Oak Creek Mayor Dick Bolender on Wednesday vetoed a Canadian prescription drug plan approved by aldermen last week, saying that if the Common Council overrides his decision, it is choosing to break the law.

"I believe it is improper to support breaking the law because there is disagreement with the law," Bolender wrote in his veto. The six-member council would need four votes to override the veto on Tuesday.

The mayor noted, along with his concerns over the legality of the plan, that there has been no formal legal assessment of the city's liability exposure.

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