Gov. Bobby Jindal let no bills from the 2010 legislative session become law without his signature. Thatís a change from sessions past, when Jindal decided to shy away from certain higher-profile legislation that landed on his desk.
In 2009, Jindal let nearly two dozen bills become law without his signature ó pushing the total to 170 since he took office in 2008. The 170 is a record mark for recent Louisiana governors, who used the option sparingly.
Why the change in approach? The question posed to the Governorís Office multiple times last week through press secretary Kyle Plotkin went unanswered. Jindal signed 1,053 bills into law from the 2010 session and vetoed 14 measures, according to the legislative website.