26 State Senators Say No To Veto Session
The Senate released their numbers today, and twenty-six out of thirty-nine state senators have voted to cancel this year's veto session.
Lawmakers will not be going back to Baton Rouge to reconsider Governor Bobby Jindal's cuts to the budget.
Some advocates of the disabled had been pushing for Louisiana lawmakers to go back into session to revisit some of the Jindal's cuts, specifically the $6 million for disabled services.
It only takes a majority of one chamber of the Louisiana Legislature to cancel the automatic veto session, and so the votes in the Senate meant it would be cancelled.
There are 105 Louisiana House members, and 38 members voted to cancel the session.
Lawmakers have never held a veto session under the current state constitution.
Both Senate President John Alario and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley opposed the veto session.