Louisiana Legislature considers vet-override session

Louisiana Legislature considers vet-override session


BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he has now acted on all legislation from the 2021 Regular Session. He has signed 477 bills into law and has vetoed 28 bills.

Gov. John Bel Edwards

The vetoes have also sparked the likelihood a veto-override session to address issues ranging from vetoes on the ban on concealed firearms to the legislation to barred transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports.

Edwards also used line-item veto authority to limit what he called “the unnecessary waste of taxpayer dollars on certain items in the budget and capital outlay bills.”

“While much has been made of a handful of controversial bills, the reality is that this legislative session has produced many good laws that will improve the lives of Louisianans, including a balanced budget that strongly positions our state for the coming year and significantly invests in education, people and families,” Edwards said. “We did this through bipartisan cooperation and compromise. As we have proven time and time again, the people of Louisiana are best served when all of us put aside our differences and focus on projects, programs and progress for all.

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