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Countdown…
Days until session ends: 31
Days until the 2015 primary election day: 168
Days until the runoff (as needed): 197

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? The governor spent Saturday at the South Carolina Freedom Summit. You can watch video of that speech here. http://cs.pn/1GYigft

The News

GOP 2016: Bobby Jindal’s national campaign may get undermined by criticism from Republicans back in Louisiana. http://bit.ly/1GYlUGf

Budget crunch: As the House pledges to protect higher education’s funding, health care is on a limb by itself — for now anyway. http://bit.ly/1GYm5RZ

Here’s how the governor responded to the House budget action: http://bit.ly/1GYm9RF

Governor’s race: Here’s how the major candidates for governor are setting out on their run for the Governor’s Mansion. http://bit.ly/1GYlWOv

Common Core: As the 2015 Louisiana Legislature nears the halfway point, the always volatile debate over Common Core is about to heat up again. http://bit.ly/1GYm2FJ

Political horizons: “Transformative” is the word. http://bit.ly/1GYlS19

LED: Jindal appointed Steven Grissom to head the state’s economic development arm. http://bit.ly/1GYlQ9u

Elsewhere

Several outlets covered Bobby Jindal’s speech in South Carolina over the weekend. Here’s the NYT on Jindal’s appearance, including praise he had for Hillary Clinton: http://nyti.ms/1GYl5gF

The Guardian: http://bit.ly/1GYl3p8

The Hill: http://bit.ly/1GYkRpD

From Twitter

Calendar

House Committee Meetings

  • Appropriations meets at 9 a.m.
  • Ways and Means meets at 9 a.m.
  • Transportation, Highways, and Public Works meets at 10 a.m.
  • Civil Law and Procedure meets at 1:30 p.m.

Senate Committee Meetings

  • Finance meets at 10 a.m.
  • Revenue and Fiscal Affairs meets at 1 p.m.

The House comes in at 2 p.m., and the Senate convenes at 4 p.m.

House Order of the Day: http://bit.ly/LAHouseOrder
Senate Daily Digest: http://bit.ly/LASenateDigest

Watch the House online: http://bit.ly/LAHouseChamber
Watch the Senate online: http://bit.ly/LASenateChamber

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