The Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana filed a suit in state court Aug. 16 to stop the implementation of a new state pension plan proposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal and passed by the 2012 Legislature.

The group said the measure needed 70 votes to pass the Louisiana House, but it was adopted on a 68-36 vote. Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles, ruled that passage required approval by a simple majority of lawmakers present, not a majority of the total House.

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