Sen. Hillyard against veto over-ride

State Senator Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, won’t be attending the special session of the Utah legislature called for Friday to consider overturning Governor Gary Herbert’s veto of a bill that would have dedicated a portion of state sales taxes to road funding.Hillyard is in Vancouver, Washington visiting a new granddaughter who was born just before the regular session began.Hillyard says if he were here he would definitely be voting against the over-ride and he has let Senate President Michael Waddups know how he feels. He voted against the bill and Hillyard says he would vote not to over-ride.”I don’t think it’s very wise to dedicate money, statutorily, on things like that,” Hillyard says, “especially in a year when revenues are so up an down. “I think we can do the same thing, the legislative leadership can do the same thing when we meet in December and get our new revenue figures. We’ve done that before. “We’ve taken certain amounts of money and set it aside for other projects that we want to do for the year.”Hillyard expects the vote to be close. He says several lawmakers who voted for the bill have told him that since then they have had second thoughts.

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