Indiana Lawmakers Returning to Consider Veto Override

May 23, 2013
The Indiana Capitol building in Indianapolis.

The Indiana Capitol building in Indianapolis.

(Massimo Catarinella/Wikimedia)

Indiana lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for one day next month to possibly override Republican Gov. Mike Pence's veto of a local tax measure.

The General Assembly plans to return June 12 to consider Pence's veto of legislation authorizing Jackson and Pulaski counties to retroactively collect local option income taxes.

Republican Senate President Pro Tem David Long announced the date Thursday during a meeting of legislative leaders. Pence vetoed two other measures dealing with regulations, but Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma says the local tax issue needed an immediate answer because it could affect tax refunds.

Lawmakers need only muster a simple majority to override a governor's veto.

Story source: AP

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