Edwards

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have prohibited local governments from passing zoning ordinances requiring builders to include low-income housing in some residential developments.

Edwards’ Tuesday veto message, issued in Baton Rouge, said so-called ‘inclusionary zoning’ ordinances have been used around the country to increase affordable housing. He said the bill could jeopardize federal funding for affordable housing programs.

The measure by Sen. Danny Martiny, a Republican from the New Orleans suburb of Kenner, would have struck from current law the words “inclusionary zoning” and replaced it with language allowing cities and parishes

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