have overridden Gov. Lincoln Almond's veto of a $2.66 billion
budget proposal. The House and Senate originally passed the budget
plan the last week of May as part of an effort to avoid future
vetoed the proposal because he said he doesn't believe the proposed
budget trims enough spending to avoid future deficits. Almond
called the budget a "fiscal nightmare, a policy disaster
and a constitutional crisis" for what he believes is $200
million of overspending, along with a 2-cent fuel tax hike, which
increases the state's diesel tax to 30 cents per gallon.
override, lawmakers rejected the governor's request that the budget
be sent back to committee for a major reworking before the legislature's
planned June 30 adjournment.