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Letters go out to La. lawmakers about veto session

3 years 2 months 4 weeks ago June 28, 2013 Jun 28, 2013 Friday, June 28 2013 June 28, 2013 1:12 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers are receiving letters notifying them about the July 16 veto session automatically set when Gov. Bobby Jindal rejected items from the legislative session.

Packages sent to House and Senate members Friday include details of the seven vetoed bills and the 31 items Jindal stripped from the 2013-14 budget.

A majority written vote of either the House or Senate can scrap the session. Packages sent to lawmakers include a form that can be returned if they want to cancel the session.

The deadline to jettison the veto session is midnight July 11.

Advocates for the disabled are urging lawmakers to hold a veto session to reverse Jindal's cuts to disabled services funding. But the attempt is a long-shot. Lawmakers have never held a veto session under the current state constitution.

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