Governor's veto count second highest in Nevada history

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval has vetoed 41 bills this year, a number topped only by the 48 issued in 2009 by Gov. Jim Gibbons.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that despite the vetoes and a Democratic majority in both houses of the Legislature, the Republican Sandoval has also signed more than 600 measures into law.

Data going back to 1899 shows Sandoval was governor during two of the five sessions with the most vetoes. But he says this year's vetoes need to be put into perspective. His office notes that the 608 bills he signed this year are the most he's ever approved from a single session.

Sandoval issued 28 vetoes in 2011, 17 in 2013 and seven in 2015, when Republicans controlled the Legislature.

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