SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - State lawmakers have come up with their own tax plan in response to the governor's, but Governor Patrick says he won't go for it.
22News caught up with House Speaker Robert DeLeo in Springfield Thursday night. He defended his plan, which the governor has called "a pretend fix."
According to DeLeo, "People are still hurting in terms of finances right now. So to ask them to assume, the middle class families and small businesses, to assume a tax burden like that I just feel right now it's a bit high."
Governor Patrick told 22News, "I understand this is hard, but there is such a thing as too small. I think fundamentally the legislative leader's proposal asks everyone to pay more and get less.
A vote is scheduled in the house on Monday. It takes a majority vote to pass, but a two-thirds vote in each branch to override a veto.