How Gov Landry’s first session will be graded TBD

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We’re in what could be the final week of Governor Jeff Landry’s first regular legislation session. While lawmakers are hoping to wrap up business on Friday, they must adjourn by 6 PM on June 3rd. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat said there are still some big items left to tackle.

“A lot of success can be claimed by the governor if he can just get a couple of key pieces of legislation passed and he can sign them by this Friday,” said Pinsonat.

Among those key pieces of legislation are the Gator Scholarship Program, the budget, and a bill to hold a Constitutional Convention in August. Pinsonat said the Senate had decided not to take up the Convention bill.

“Could we have that convention held this summer even without the legislation necessary to provide it? The governor can call a session or the House or Senate. So, a lot of unanswered questions,” said Pinsonat.

Pinsonat said the next few days will determine the final tally on Landry’s overall accomplishments with his first legislative session…

“But we’ll find out by Friday, and this will determine the success as far as the legislation proposed and being sponsored by Jeff Landry,” said Pinsonat.

The Senate still must vote on the state budget and any changes must be approved by the House before final passage.

 

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