The governor has listened to the voice of the people and responded with a veto of a big legislative pay raise. But that was only one of the messages sent by Gov. Bobby Jindal when he met with reporters at the State Capitol on Monday.
He also listed more than $9 million in spending cuts that he vetoed from a supplemental appropriations bill, a measure spending unanticipated revenue from the current fiscal year.
The governor reminded lawmakers that in April he had promised to veto earmarks — particularly the many special state appropriations for nongovernmental organizations and local governments — unless the payments would serve the state’s interest and not purely local considerations.
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