Today in The Rundown: The second special session is underway; House and Senate work to repair relationship; Common Core saga comes to a close — for now; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until second special session ends: 15

The News

Taxes: Gov. John Bel Edwards’ tax proposals got off to a rough start on the first full day of the second special session. http://bit.ly/1OcA80r

Special session 2: The House and Senate are attempting to mend their relationship after yet another session ended with hard feelings between the two. http://bit.ly/1rbxVqL

Budget crunch: Gov. Edwards kicked off the start of the special session challenging legislators that ‘There is still more important work left to do’ http://bit.ly/25L43EE

Edwards: Gov. Edwards is sparring with a state Representative from north Louisiana over a Facebook post critical of the governor’s handling of the state budget. http://bit.ly/1rbxVqL

Wildlife: The state is looking for gator hunters. http://bit.ly/25L43EE

Common Core: The latest fight over Common Core has come to an end — for now. http://bit.ly/1UDV9jH

Health care: Gov. Edwards is not ready to commit to a specific proposal to get an emergency room reopened for North Baton Rouge. http://bit.ly/1PgIZJi

See all of our coverage of the Louisiana Legislature: http://bit.ly/AdvLALege

Today at the Capitol

  • Senate convenes at 9 a.m. and the House comes in at 5 p.m.
  • House Ways & Means Committee meets at 10 a.m.
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards will hold a signing ceremony for “ban the box” legislation at 9:30 a.m.

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