Gov. Pence reacts to veto override

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Governor Mike Pence gave his first public reaction to the Wednesday override of a tax bill veto Friday.

Pence called it an "honest difference of opinion between himself and members of the General Assembly."

Lawmakers held a first-of-its-kind veto session to give retroactive approval to the collection of taxes in two counties. The override passed with a two-thirds vote in both Houses even though a simple majority was all that was required.

"We believe we offered a more appropriate solution for taxpayers," said Gov. Pence, "but I respect the process and look forward to moving forward and working with members of the General Assembly in the days ahead."

Governor Pence urged lawmakers to sustain his veto without success.

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