AFTER THE SESSION

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By Pete Abington

The governor gets the last say on any bill that is passed through the legislature with his power of veto. It is reported the governor has started shooting down bills from legislators who disagree or annoy him from the two sessions. Some of the bills include a bill by Tony Bacala and Rick Edmonds, who through repeated efforts have tried to strip vacant positions in order to reduce the size of state government. Gov. Edwards wants to grow government. He also vetoed a bill by Nancy Landry, who as leader of the House Education Committee has helped to thwart his attempts to roll back education reform. He also vetoed a bill by Lance Harris, who is very influential, and had rallied the majority party to defeat Edwards’ tax-raising agenda that would increase overall spending.

 

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