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.

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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.)

The News

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.

John Bel Edwards is expected to promote a theme of unity in his inaugural speech.

Jindal: The outgoing governor tells how he’ll spend Tuesday morning:

Political Horizons: It pays to be governor — literally.

Transportation: Find out what the governor-elect’s advisory committee says about highways.

Real ID: Louisiana officials are confident that the state will meet the federal ID requirements.

Flooding: The Bonnet Carre spillway was opened this weekend.

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.


  • 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.

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