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No, not anymore. Congress passed The Line Item Veto Act of 1996, but the US Supreme Court declared the law unconstitutional in Clinton v. New York City, (1998), because they considered it to be a violation of Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution. The Constitution vests Congress with the power to craft legislation; the President can sign, or refuse to sign, only the entire packaged bill.

Several State Governors have this power,

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The US president does not have this power. He must either approve or veto an entire bill and Congress can take advantage of this fact and combine something that the President approves of ,with something totally unrelated that he would like to veto.

If he had this power, he could veto only a line or portion of a bill and sign the rest into law. This power can be restricted to appropriations bills, in which case the President could veto certain expenditures but approve the ones that he found necessary.

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What does a line item veto allow a governor to do?

The line item veto is used only in budget bills

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In Clinton v New York city the supreme court struck down the presidents?

maybe authority to use the line item veto

Does the California's governor have item veto?

I know for a fact that California has "line-item" veto. Not sure if that's the same thing as item veto. Hope this helps : )