Tue July 2, 2013
Speaker Against Special Session
Leadership of the Louisiana state legislature is speaking out against the Democrat minority push to call a special veto session.
Democrats want a session to address Governor Jindal’s line-item vetoes to strike funding to expand care for the developmentally disabled.
House Speaker Chuck Kleckley said in a statement that a veto session could produce unintended consequences.
Kleckley said he’s negotiated with Jindal to fund the program if more money becomes available later this year. He also said he wants to find a more permanent way to sustain the program.