Louisiana Political News Wire
Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed 12 bills so far this session
BATON ROUGE -- So far, Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed 12 bills from the recent legislative session, a far cry from his first year in office in 2008 when he spiked 30, according to records compiled by the Louisiana News Bureau. The service, which tracks bills each session, shows that since his first special session on ethics in 2008 through those vetoes announced by his office through Monday, Jindal has vetoed a total of 92 bills. Jindal has until June 26 to sign or veto bills or let them become law without acting on them, so his numbers for this session could increase. If they remain where they are, the 2012 session will mark the fewest vetoes of his tenure in office. The governor vetoed 18 bills last year. His heaviest hand came in his first general session in 2008 when he killed 29 bills. He also killed one from the special ethics session in 2008, his first session as governor.
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