Louisiana lawmakers will begin their battle with Governor Edwards at noon today as they try to override some of his vetoes.
Yesterday House Speaker Clay Schexnayder laid out how he and his fellow Republicans felt leading up to this historical veto session. Republicans wanted, and got, this veto session to look at the 28 bills Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed. They can override those vetoes if they get enough lawmakers on their side.
As lawmakers anxiously wait for the kickoff of the session, the Speaker of the House addressed the Baton Rouge Press Club about what can be expected. He called the session something they had not wanted or planned for. He called it something new for everybody, including the governor, as well as the Senate and the House. Although the historic session is scheduled to last until July 24, the speaker said he does not anticipate it lasting that long.