Today in The Rundown: A weird day at the Legislature covers witches bones, dead pets and strippers; LSU tries to tame tailgating; TOPS may be underfunded; and more.
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session ends: 61
TOPS: Students may not know if they are getting TOPS before the semester starts. http://bit.ly/23eAGWE
Budget: Another credit agency has downgraded Louisiana. http://bit.ly/1qsOlLF
Strippers: Lawmakers want to enforce a 21+ law for strippers. http://bit.ly/1S0hg67
LSU: The state’s largest university wants to rein in tailgating — no more drinking games, no more TVs, no more kegs. http://bit.ly/1RWKLCD
Budget Crunch: The head of the Department of Corrections says looming cuts could be dangerous for Louisiana residents. http://bit.ly/1S0Zhwb
Human Remains: State lawmakers eye stiffer penalties for trafficking human remains after raid of witch’s New Orleans home uncovers bones, teeth. http://bit.ly/1qsUszD
Real ID: Another bill giving travelers the option of meeting the federal security regulations advances. http://bit.ly/239f55v
Pet Cemetery: Legislation that would let owners have their pets burried with them didn’t pass committee muster this week. http://bit.ly/1SyGsuB
Road Safety: A bill that favors stiffer fines for seat belt violations in Louisiana is advancing. http://bit.ly/1UHn30G
Rallies: Advocates for people with developmental disabilities rallied at the Capitol with Gov. Edwards. http://bit.ly/1RXcqTS
Felons: Legislation that would put limits on felons seeking public office is moving. http://bit.ly/22b95Dt
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- Education meets at 9 a.m. in Room 1.
- Health and Welfare meets at 9 a.m. in Room 5.
- House and Governmental Affairs meets at 9 a.m. in Room 2.
- Administration of Criminal Justice meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 6.
- Insurance meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 3.
- Natural Resources and Environment meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 4.
- Appropriations Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Resources meets at 1 p.m. in Room 6.
- Health and Welfare meets at 9 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.
- Senate and Governmental Affairs meets at 9 a.m. in Room F.
- Commerce, Consumer Protection and International Affairs meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room E.
Gov. Edwards’ Schedule
- 8 a.m.: Champions for Change at Renaissance Hotel
- 12:30 p.m.: Delta Sigma Theta Red & White Day at Belle of Baton Rouge
— Mary-Patricia Wray (@iammarypatricia) April 6, 2016