Editorial: Lawmakers should override Pence veto

The Tribune

On Wednesday, members of the Indiana General Assembly will convene in a special session to consider overriding a veto by Gov. Mike Pence of House Enrolled Act 1546. Jackson County taxpayers would be well-served by their lawmakers if the veto is overridden.

Although we share the view of Pence that retroactively approving a tax generally isn’t good government, as we said before, we’re just not so sure the governor was right last month when he vetoed the measure that — if signed into law — would have allowed Jackson and Pulaski counties to keep income tax collections after their taxing authority had expired.

Jackson County had sought to keep the tax money and to renew authority for the tax through 2020.


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