Welcome to The Rundown, your guide to what’s happening in the Louisiana Legislature and go-to source for news about Louisiana politics and Gov. Bobby Jindal, brought to you by The Advocate.
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
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
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
Happy Mother's Day to the most important moms in my life. pic.twitter.com/By68J9EbMQ
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) May 10, 2015
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.