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  • Analysis: Jindal makes mark on session with vetoes

    June 29, 2014 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal proposed a light agenda to lawmakers, but he put a strong stamp on the 2014 legislative session through his vetoes, many of which struck down bills that had received overwhelming support in the House and Senate. The Republican governor, positioning himself for... more »
  • Jindal vetoes surrogate birth rights bill

    May 31, 2014 8:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill to set out the legal rights of adoptive parents, child and surrogate mother when a woman carries and gives birth to a baby for someone else. He says legislators worked out some questions that prompted his veto of... more »
  • Monroe mayor vetoes 4 ordinances

    July 23, 2013 10:27 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has vetoed four ordinances the Monroe City Council approved July 9. The News-Star reports the ordinances will return to the city council to give council members an opportunity to override Mayo's veto. To override the mayor's veto, the council would need a... more »
  • Jindal Vetoes Public School Donation Tax Break

    June 9, 2012 8:57 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have created a tax rebate for donations to public schools. House Bill 1106 would have created a tax rebate for those who give to low-performing schools. The size of the rebate would have depended on the school's performance grade. Jindal wrote... more »
  • Jindal vetoes 4-cent cigarette tax renewal

    June 14, 2011 9:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal rejected a 4-cent cigarette tax renewal Monday night, setting up a showdown with lawmakers over whether they will override a gubernatorial veto for the first time in 18 years. The governor had said for days that he would veto the legislation by... more »
  • LA Lawmakers Won't Try to Override Jindal's Vetoes

    July 26, 2010 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers won't try to override any of Gov. Bobby Jindal's vetoes from the most recent legislative session. A scheduled veto session of the Legislature has been canceled. Sheila McCant, a spokeswoman for the state House of Representatives, says a majority of House members voted... more »
  • Jindal's Budget Vetoes Hit His Political Foes

    June 28, 2010 8:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget vetoes fell heavily on the pet projects of lawmakers who crossed his administration this session, leading to complaints Monday that Jindal used the budget for political retaliation. Lawmakers also bristled at Jindal's removal of $24.9 million for coastal parishes battling the... more »
  • Jindal Vetoes Econ. Development Reporting Bill

    June 23, 2010 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has rejected a bill aimed at getting more information about the numbers of jobs and types of businesses being recruited by the state's economic development office. Jindal vetoed the measure by Chalmette Rep. Nita Hutter on Wednesday, at the urging of his... more »

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