Today in The Rundown: Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards is sworn in today; Bobby Jindal’s plans for Tuesday; Find out why it pays to be governor; and more.
Days until gubernatorial inauguration and swearing in of other state-wide officials: 0
Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 54
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 63* (*Note: A special session is expected to be called Feb. 14, but cannot be formally set until Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards takes office.)
Edwards: John Bel Edwards will be sworn in today, but he got a quick preview of inauguration day on Sunday. Also: Check out the logistics for inauguration events downtown, including road closures and where to park. http://bit.ly/1REECLG
John Bel Edwards is expected to promote a theme of unity in his inaugural speech. http://bit.ly/1REErAj
Jindal: The outgoing governor tells how he’ll spend Tuesday morning: http://bit.ly/1JDYXjd
Political Horizons: It pays to be governor — literally. http://bit.ly/1kYV8t9
Transportation: Find out what the governor-elect’s advisory committee says about highways. http://bit.ly/1REFb8k
Real ID: Louisiana officials are confident that the state will meet the federal ID requirements. http://bit.ly/1kYT706
Flooding: The Bonnet Carre spillway was opened this weekend. http://bit.ly/1kYVpfM
LSU: An LSU professor has been accused of forging multiple students’ signatures to collect reimbursement from fake travel vouchers and accused of other instances of fraud. http://bit.ly/1REDasL
- House and Senate convene at 10 a.m. for swearing in of elected officials and leadership elections.
- 8 a.m.: Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards will celebrate Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Baton Rouge.
- 11:30 a.m.: The inauguration ceremony starts at the Capitol steps.
- Evening: An invitation-only inaugural ball will take place at Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge.