Editorial: Overriding Pence veto common sense


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Last week, members of the Indiana General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in a special session to override a veto by Gov. Mike Pence of House Enrolled Act 1546.

That action — approved by the House and Senate — should save Jackson County taxpayers money in the long run.

Although we share the view of Pence and lawmakers such as Sen. Jim Smith, R-Charlestown, who voted to sustain the veto — that retroactively approving a tax generally isn’t good government, we’re just not so sure the governor was right last month when he vetoed the measure that allows Jackson and Pulaski counties to keep income tax collections after their taxing authority had expired by mistake.

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