Lawmakers Override Patrick’s Transportation Bill Veto

July 24, 2013 7:05 PM
Lawmakers Override Patrick’s Transportation Bill Veto
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" BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to override Gov. Deval Patrick’s veto of a transportation financing bill.

Patrick vetoed the bill after lawmakers rejected his demand to add a provision allowing for a gas tax increase if tolls on the western portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike come down as scheduled in 2017.

The House voted 123-33 to override Patrick’s veto. The Senate followed a short time later, voting 35-5 to override "

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