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.

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Countdown…

Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session ends: 62

The News

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

House Committees

  • 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.

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