Governor Vetoes Conn. Legislature's Budget

Piazza, Johanna
May 2003
Bond Buyer;5/19/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31638, p40
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The article reports that Connecticut GovernorJohn Rowland exercised his veto powers to reject a $13.7 billion budget approved by both the U.S. Senate and the House.The budget rejected by the governor would have increased the income tax rate to 5.9% for the state's top earners�. The legislature has no plans to override the veto. According to David Fink, press secretary for House Speaker they will proceed to seek a new budget deal that includes the programs we want to protect, all of which the governor has sought reductions for.


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