Today in The Rundown: President Barack Obama’s in town; McKinley High excitement builds; the Senate reveals its committee assignments; and more.
Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 51
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 60* (*Note: A special session is expected to be called Feb. 14.)
POTUS: President Barack Obama is in Baton Rouge and will hold a town hall meeting at McKinley High. http://bit.ly/1RmyRUA The President will also take part in a Twitter Q&A while in Baton Rouge. http://bit.ly/1KeqqTD
Obama: McKinley High is excited about the president’s visit. http://bit.ly/1KesDye
LaLege: The Senate committee assignments have been revealed. http://bit.ly/1l6R766
Black Caucus: New Orleans Rep. Joseph Bouie will chair the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus. http://bit.ly/1RmE3Yq
SOTU: Evangelist Franklin Graham told nearly 4,000 people in downtown Baton Rouge that the nation is “broken.” http://bit.ly/1Kew9sG
Corrections: Burl Cain is still living at the Angola warden’s home and drawing a regular paycheck even though he resigned effective Jan. 1. http://bit.ly/1Ketq29
TV update: Cox Communications and Baton Rouge NBC affiliate WVLA have ended the standoff that blocked customers from watching NBC since Jan. 1. http://bit.ly/1Kev2ch
President Barack Obama will take part in a town hall discussion at McKinley High. Check out The Advocate website for live video and updates.
Gov. John Bel Edwards gives the keynote speech at LABI’s annual meeting around noon.
The Louisiana State Boxing and Wrestling Commission meets at 1 p.m.