‘House refuses to override Gov. Bobby Jindal’s veto of cigarette tax extension’

From the Times-Picayune:

BATON ROUGE — As expected, the House of Representatives has declined to overturn Gov. Bobby Jindal’s veto of a bill to extend a temporary 4-cent levy on packs of cigarettes, with several Republicans and a handful of others siding with the GOP governor after voting for House Bill 591 when it moved through the legislature earlier this session.

Today’s 58-44 count fell short of the necessary 70 votes necessary to override the governor’s action.

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