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Kasich, a Republican, has been at odds with the GOP supermajority in the General Assembly over Medicaid expansion, with the governor arguing the state needs the program and many lawmakers wanting to dismantle the program.
This morning, the guv proposed an amendment to Florida's constitution that would require a supermajority of lawmakers to increase any tax or fee in the state, as opposed to the simple majority that requires now.
In 2015, after winning a supermajority in the national assembly, the opposition saw the body’s powers systematically challenged and ultimately stripped away by a supreme court loyal to Maduro.
But to quash such disputes for good Jerry Brown, California’s governor, needed to convince a supermajority of legislators (two-thirds) to extend cap-and-trade to 2030.
Democrats hold a supermajority in both chambers, but some Assembly Democrats may not think the bill does enough to improve local air quality.
Thursday marked the end of this chapter when the House eked out the supermajority needed to override the veto, a day in Springfield that included a two-hour emergency lockdown.
Now imagine that 270 million Americans believed that and, having the necessary supermajority to pull it off, voted away our Constitution.
Normally, a supermajority of 60 votes is required to end debate in the Senate and move on to a vote; otherwise, one opponent of a measure can talk a bill to death, the process known as a filibuster.
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First Known Use of supermajority
legal Definition of supermajority
- a provision requiring a supermajority vote — say, 80 % of the common shares instead of the usual bare majority rule
- —R. C. Clark
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