Gov. Bobby Jindal used his line-item veto power 53 times to cut $3 million of projects proposed by Louisiana lawmakers for their districts, but left $31 million of legislative earmarks in the state budget for fiscal 2010.

Vetoed funding included appropriations for local museums, city and parish festivals, and civic organizations. Jindal said he left intact the funding for efforts that had a regional impact or were supported by state agencies.

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