Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill he said would restrict the independence and authority of local charter review commissions. Read his veto message.

Malloy says he vetoed a similar bill last year so this year’s veto should come as no surprise.

The bill would “remove the authority now vested in a charter revision commission to consider all aspects of a charter in discharging its obligations,” Malloy wrote.

He said municipal charters form the “fundamental framework of local government” and he worries it could be used by a dominant political party in a given town to increase their majority. He also worries it would limit public input into the charter revision process.

What do you think?