Indiana Governor Urges Lawmakers To Uphold Tax Bill Veto

June 10, 2013

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is asking lawmakers to keep from handing him his first veto override.

Pence sent a letter to legislators on Monday urging to uphold his veto of a local tax measure. The measure retroactively approves taxes collected by Jackson and Pulaski counties to pay for new jails.

Pence says the measure amounts to a tax increase. But House and Senate leaders have taken the side of local officials who say the measure corrects a mistake made more than six years ago.

The General Assembly is scheduled to reconvene Wednesday to consider Pence's veto and technical corrections to some other measures. Lawmakers need only muster a simple majority in both the House and Senate to overturn a governor's veto.

Story source: AP