It is not yet known how Governor Landry’s first session will be judged

It is not yet known how Governor Landry's first session will be judged

We are in what could be the final week of Governor Jeff Landry’s first regular legislative session. While lawmakers hope to wrap up business Friday, they must adjourn June 3 at 6 p.mrd. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat said there are still some major issues that need to be addressed.

“The governor can claim a lot of success if he can just get a few key pieces of legislation passed and sign them into law this Friday,” Pinsonat said.

Those important pieces of legislation include 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.

“Can we make that conference happen this summer, even without the necessary legislation? The governor can convene a session of either the House or the Senate. So there are many unanswered questions,” said Pinsonat.

Pinsonat said the coming days will determine the final outcome of Landry’s overall performance during his first term…

“But we will know on Friday, and this will determine the success of the legislation proposed and sponsored by Jeff Landry,” Pinsonat said.

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

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