GOP-Sponsored Financial Bills Vetoed By Louisiana Governor


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed three measures pushed by House Republicans to give lawmakers more control and monitoring over state spending.

The Democratic governor said the bills improperly interfere with executive branch operations and violate Louisiana's constitution.

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One proposal from Rep. Tony Bacala would require the governor's administration to notify the joint House and Senate budget committee of certain movements of money in agencies.

A second proposal from Rep. Rick Edmonds would require the administration to submit quarterly reports to the committee on vacant jobs in state government.

The final measure from Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry would require the committee to approve before the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries could buy a building using dollars from one of its major financing sources.

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