Philosophical Differences

By: Chris Brennaman
By: Chris Brennaman

As expected on Tuesday, Gov. Barbour vetoed the Grocery and Cigarette Tax Bill.

It is now up to the Senate to keep the Bill alive by getting enough votes to override the governor. State Sen. Terry C. Burton says that the difference between the Governor and many legislators is philosophical and not political.

"He has this philosophy that this is a tax increase. Some of us on the Senate side, who are his friends and supporters on many of these issues, most of the issues he's put forward, feel that this is a tax decrease for everyone and an increase for those who choose to pay it," said Senator Burton.

Since the Bill barely passed in the Senate, many in the Legislature do not believe they will have enough votes to change the outcome.


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