Gov Brown vetoes ban on Confederate names

California’s Democratic Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a legislated ban which was passed with the overwhelming support of both major US parties (with a 31-2 vote in the Senate) in his State to prohibit the use of Confederate names for government building. Brown said the issue was best decided at the local level, leaving schools in San Diego and Long Beach named for General Robert E. Lee to remain in place.

While vetoing the anti-Southern legislation, Governor Brown did express his support for the Republican-led move in South Carolina to remove a Confederate flag from a veterans memorial in front of the Statehouse.

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