Bossier City Rep. Skeptical Of Cigarette Tax Veto Override
The chairwoman of the Republican legislative delegation is skeptical that lawmakers will override Governor Jindal's veto on a bill that renews a four-cent cigarette tax. Bossier City Representative Jane Smith says the 70 votes needed in the House to override the veto are not there. Smith says some House members who voted for the tax might be nervous to override the veto. She says overriding the Governor's veto is very serious, especially when it's a tax measure. Smith says there has been a heavy lobbying effort on both sides of this override issue. The cigarette tax bill was placed back on the House calendar today, with only 90 members present chamber today.