SALT LAKE CITY -- Lawmakers are meeting in a special session of the Utah Legislature to consider overturning the veto of a bill that would have dedicated a portion of state sales taxes to road funding.
The session is scheduled to begin Friday morning.
Although Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed four bills, legislative leaders only expect to consider for an override the bill that would have dedicated more than $60 million annually to the transportation fund.
Herbert says the bill limits the state's ability to pay for other important needs, like education and human services.
Republican leaders say the transportation fund needs a dependable source of revenue to maintain existing roads and build infrastructure needed for a rapidly growing population.
An override requires a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate.