General Assembly eyes veto override

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The General Assembly will return to the Statehouse for one day on June 12 to vote on a potential override of a Gov. Mike Pence veto. The General Assembly has never met in a special veto session before.

Leaders announced that decision at a meeting of the legislative council. They say the governor's rejection of a bill that included, among other provisions, local tax hikes in Jackson and Pulaski counties creates problems for both state and local governments.

"It was a bill that needs to go forward," said House Speaker Brian Bosma.

"We're going to have consideration at that time of the veto override," said Senate President Pro Tem David Long, "and we'll take a vote."

The governor will fight the override attempt.

"We took our veto decisions very seriously," Pence said, "and we'll be making our case to members of the General Assembly to sustain our veto."

The Pence vetoes of two other bills will not be considered on June 12.

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