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Veto Corleone

As Florida governor, Jeb Bush aggressively used executive power

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Jeb Bush ended Florida’s affirmative action programs in 1999 with a flourish, issuing an executive order that he said would “transcend the tired debate” about racial preferences. Some lawmakers grumbled about the first-year governor making such a move without consulting them, and two black legislators staged a 25-hour sit-in at his office to protest. Bush refused to budge. “We’re doing the people’s work and I’m not going to let anybody, for any reason, stop us from doing that,” he said.…

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