Posted: Mar 22, 2010 12:03 PM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Mar 22, 2010 12:03 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Democratic attorney general hasn't decided whether he'll challenge the congressional health care legislation approved this weekend.
In a statement, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Monday that he's got his top staff researching the issue and he's conferring with other attorneys general around the country. State lawmakers - who begin their annual legislative session next week - will consider a bill that attempts to nullify parts of the Democrats' health care legislation. The bill by Republican state Sen. A.G. Crowe asserts states' rights to refuse the federal mandates included in the health care legislation and contends the federal government can't require people to buy insurance. Similar legislation is proposed in more
than 30 states.