Posted: Jun 20, 2012 5:02 PM by Steven Albritton
Updated: Jun 20, 2012 5:33 PM
Legislators were informed that a Veto Session has been scheduled for July 14th. This session will allow lawmakers to override any veto Governor Bobby Jindal made at the conclusion of the last session.
Jindal vetoed 21 bills and cut millions of dollars from next years $25.6 billion dollar budget. Legislators have until midnight on July 9th to vote to cancel the session. Odds are that will be the case.
"I don't expect one this year. It's a waste of taxpayer money," Senate President John Alario said.
State Treasurer John Kennedy had $500,000 cut from his budget. He vows to continue to fight for taxpayers.
"I know some of my ideas upset the political status quo in baton rouge, but that's what I was elected to do; to try to put the tax payers first and that's what I'm going to keep doing," Kennedy said.
A veto session hasn't happened in 40 years since the Louisiana Constitution was enacted.