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Dear Editor, -Former Centro Director-General Bob Tarr has a blue-pencil cheek criticising thecurrent councillors and officers of 'frittering away' his legacy of a comprehensive Metro network (Post, Nov 17).
The 120 members of the state Legislature haven't even sent him a balanced budget on time for the past two years, to sign, blue-pencil or veto.
The governor was apparently in a blue-pencil mode and decided to go through it with his blue pencil,'' Tom Duffy, school district superintendent, said Tuesday.
A product of the Republican Congress that was elected in 1994, the line-item veto will permit the president to blue-pencil specific spending items or special tax breaks in individual bills without rejecting the legislation in its entirety.