NATION IN BRIEF : CONNECTICUT : Governor Vetoes New Income Tax
Exactly 17 minutes after it was delivered to his desk, Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. vetoed the Legislature’s attempt to repeal Connecticut’s new income tax. The governor was verbally accosted by a man shouting: “You jerk! You jerk!” as he left his office after the veto., The House voted 83 to 65 to replace the state’s 4.5% income tax with a higher sales tax, spending cuts and borrowing. The Senate approved the alternative budget by a vote of 21 to 15 on Wednesday. An override attempt in the House failed by a 84-65 vote. Opponents needed 101 votes to override.