Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Just to see what they can get away with

Cameron Henry wants to try and override some vetoes.
Edwards removed or reduced five midyear budget cuts the Legislature passed in a special session through House Bill 122. In an interview Monday (March 21), House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, said he might ask the House to vote to reinstate some of the cuts.

Henry has the power to bring up the vetoes for consideration as the author of the legislation. But any House votes to override the governor would largely be symbolic if the Senate won't go along with them.

And would the Senate be willing to go along with veto overrides?

"No," said Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego, in an interview Monday.
Henry knows there's practically zero chance of getting any override to happen. But the House leadership is still testing boundaries so don't look for practical concerns to hold them back.

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