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Senate president: Louisiana veto override session likely

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 13:35:05-04

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Momentum is building for Louisiana lawmakers to hold an historic veto override session.

Senate President Page Cortez said Wednesday that senators are likely to support the effort to try to overturn Gov. John Bel Edwards’ bill rejections.

Cortez says Edwards’ spurning of a bill banning transgender athletes from participating on school sports teams appeared to have spurred enough backing among senators for the mid-July veto session.

House Republicans had indicated they have the support to hold the gathering.

It would be Louisiana’s first veto session under the modern constitution. But it remains unclear if lawmakers will have the two-thirds votes required to override the Democratic governor’s vetoes.

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