Today in The Rundown: Schools eye medical marijuana with caution; lawmakers balk at attempt to change session structures; rallies planned at the Capitol today; and more.
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session ends: 62
Medical marijuana: LSU and Southern continue to eye pot bills in Legislature before committing to being the state’s growers. http://bit.ly/1MP4C7y
Budget: The Senate has rejected an attempt to give legislators more opportunities to raise taxes in even-numbered years. http://bit.ly/1URLn0a
Retirees: An effort to increase state workers pension payments is moving at the Capitol. http://bit.ly/1N5AIa8
ICYMI: The state Democratic Party met over the weekend to hear from the party’s Senate candidates and name its leadership slate.http://bit.ly/22YVB3i
PSC: An effort to require more timely audits from the state’s utility regulators is afoot at the Capitol. http://bit.ly/1RKfUa5
At the Capitol today
- Appropriations Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education meets at 9 a.m. in Room 5.
- Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Corrections meets at 9 a.m. in Room 2.
- Transportation, Highways, and Public Works meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 3.
- Ways and Means meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 6.
- Civil Law and Procedure meets at 10 a.m. in Room 4.
- Commerce meets at 10 a.m. in Room 1.
- Judiciary B meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room E.
- Judiciary A meets at 10 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.
- Judiciary C meets at 10 a.m. in Room F.
- Legislative Budgetary Control Council meets at 11 a.m. in Room C.
- Disability advocates will hold a rally at the Capitol at noon.
- Oil and Gas Industry Day is at 12:45 p.m. at the Capitol Park Welcome Center.