Senators vote against holding veto session
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers won't be returning to Baton Rouge to reconsider Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget cuts and bill rejections.
Twenty-six of 39 senators voted to cancel this year's veto session, according to a tally released Friday by the Senate.
The session's scrapping came despite a push from advocates for the disabled who wanted lawmakers to revisit Jindal's vetoes of $6 million for disabled services.
A veto session was automatically set when Jindal issued vetoes. All that was needed to kill the session was a majority written vote of one chamber.
The Senate made the decision. Only 38 of 105 House 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.