Today in The Rundown: Louisiana Legislature braces for a "do or die" day; task force reveals recommendations for handling sexual harassment in state government; a new poll is a mixed bag for Gov. John Bel Edwards' re-election bid; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
Days until the special session must end: 5
Days until the 2018 regular legislative session begins: 10
Days until the 2018 regular legislative session ends: 88
Fiscal cliff: The latest on House negotiations in the special session: http://bit.ly/2HTJxIK
Gov's race: A new independent poll says a strong majority of voters approve of the job Gov. John Bel Edwards has done, but his re-election bid could be rougher if these Republicans jump in the race. http://bit.ly/2FevcIA
Sexual harassment: A task force has recommended that the state adopt a uniform anti-harassment policy and implement mandatory yearly training. http://bit.ly/2F5ypql
Education: About 75 percent of Louisiana’s young adults can’t qualify for military service because they don't meet minimum requirements for education, weight and criminal or addition backgrounds. http://bit.ly/2oG8aB1
New Orleans: The Mississippi River is rising because of heavy rains to the north, with forecasts suggesting that it might swell enough to require opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway later in March. http://bit.ly/2t5FQfZ
LSU: See how much LSU's coaches are paid. http://bit.ly/2F7QGr6
Happening this week
House comes in at 10 a.m., and the Senate convenes at 3 p.m.
House and Senate both TBD.
Some suggesting House should end #lalege special session early -- not a majority of chamber, but I'm seeing it thrown about...Senate wants House to stay and work through it, and senators have said they would reject sine die resolution if sent 1. BUT...— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) March 1, 2018
If Senate were to reject a sine die motion, House can adjourn for 3 days at a time w/o Senate approval until session ends. Disclaimer: This is all still unlikely! I am just pointing out a loophole! #lalege— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) March 1, 2018
Think you can do a better job than #lalege at solving the $1 billion fiscal cliff? Hmmm, in all seriousness, here's your chance to puzzle it out in a game by @ManshipSchool prof @lenapcar (and a bonus cartoon by @Walt_Handelsman)https://t.co/3KfDBffHJa pic.twitter.com/0uuF9pjafe— LSU's Manship School Statehouse Bureau (@ManshipXGR) March 1, 2018