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Thursday, 27 September 2012 08:41
Will Louisiana legislators override their boss, Gov. Jindal on special session?
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jindal-smoking-cigar-150x150The boss

Rep. Dee Richard has initiated the constitutional process for the leges to call themselves into a special lege session to address the budget cuts made by Bobby Jindal without their input.

 

Jindal says a special session is unnecessary and will cost the state money.

New money

Suddenly the state may have found (not yet official) $130 Million in surplus funds.

Jindal wants to spend most of the surplus money to offset additional cuts to the state’s Medicaid program.

Problem for Jindal

First, Jindal’s plan would be using more one-time money in the current budget to fund on-going expenditures.

Second, such an expenditure, according to Jindal’s Senate President John Alario, would require a vote of the entire legislature.

As I read the law, in order to do what Jindal wants, the lege would have to amend a provision in Act 597 of the 2012 Regular Session. Amending an existing law can only be done during the lege session.

The next Regular Session doesn’t begin until April 8, 2013. The additional Medicaid cuts, however, are set to occur before the end of this year.

Jindal now has 130 million reasons for a special session. The difference is that if Jindal calls the session, he sets the agenda. If the leges call it, they set the agenda.

Will the leges continue to subordinate themselves to Jindal? I’m not betting against it.

C.B.

by C.B. Forgotston

Make sure you read C.B. as often as possible at his website, Forgotston.com

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