LA Legislature to Hold First Veto Override in Modern History

LA Legislature to Hold First Veto Override in Modern History
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The Louisiana Legislature will hold a veto override session for the first time in modern state history.

The announcement came Friday as leaders of the Republican-controlled House and Senate recounted the previous evening’s vote to return to Baton Rouge and challenge Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto pen.

“The majority of senators have heard from their constituents who have asked them to take votes on the veto override,” Senate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, said. “It has become clear that the majority of senators felt compelled to return for the veto session based on constituent feedback.”

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