Gov. Edwards vetoes La. Legislature’s bill opposing election grants — again

Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill Monday that would have prohibited state and local election officials from receiving grants or donations from private or nonprofit organizations to help defray election-related expenses. House Bill 20, sponsored by Rep. Blake Miguez (R-Erath), was Republican lawmakers’ second attempt in as many legislative sessions to prohibit local officials from receiving the kind of donations that nonprofits offered last year to pay for expenses such as polling signs, tents, hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment for poll workers. The legislation passed both chambers on mostly party-line votes. Wesley Mueller, Louisiana Illuminator. 

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