Analysis: Edwards embraced veto pen for La. special session
November 22, 2020
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards liberally used his veto pen for the majority-Republican Legislature's latest special session, striking down 15% of the measures that reached his desk in another indication of sharp disagreements over how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Democratic governor rejected 11 of the 71 bills passed by lawmakers in October and stripped out a handful of projects added to the state budget with a series of line-item vetoes.
Jettisoned proposals would have given lawmakers more power over the governor's emergency decision-making, offered business...