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Decision on veto session to be announced Friday

3 years 6 months 1 week ago July 12, 2013 Jul 12, 2013 Friday, July 12 2013 July 12, 2013 7:15 AM in News

BATON ROUGE - Advocates for the disabled worked until the final hours, hoping to persuade lawmakers to hold a veto session to reconsider Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget cuts and bill rejections.

They'll find out Friday morning if they were successful. That's when the House and Senate will announce if lawmakers decided to scrap the session or hold it.

A veto session was automatically set for July 16 when Jindal issued vetoes, but a majority written vote of either the House or Senate by midnight could cancel it.

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 this year. But advocates for the disabled wanted lawmakers to revisit Jindal's vetoes of $6 million for developmentally disabled services.

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