Today in The Rundown: Bobby Jindal considers skipping the next debate if he’s not on the main stage; gov candidates are all social conservatives; OMV sends letters seeking back payment; and more.
Days until the 2015 primary election day: 3
Days until the runoff (as needed): 31
Days until the Iowa caucuses: 103
Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Gov. Jindal has been in New York for interviews this week. He’s expected to return to Iowa to continue campaigning this week.
Jindal: Gov. Jindal says he might skip the next GOP debate if he’s not on the main stage. http://bit.ly/1GnSCXA
GOP 2016: Jindal spent much of Tuesday and Monday evening plugging his new book that was released this week, but The Advocate got a copy a few weeks ago. Read about it here:http://bit.ly/1hmsMr3
Social Issues: Bad news for liberals: Louisiana’s next governor will be a conservative on social issues, no matter who wins. http://bit.ly/1W3fVaU
OMV: Hoping to cash in on $444 million in outstanding debts, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles last week issued a mass mailing of 1.2 million letters to drivers with lapsed insurance — or what’s believed to be lapsed insurance. http://bit.ly/1W3g5PE
LA Gov: Retired state employee and teacher groups say they were snubbed by David Vitter and Scott Angelle when they asked for private meetings. http://bit.ly/1GReF3Q
Immigration: U.S. Senate Democrats blocked David Vitter’s “sanctuary cities” bill. http://bit.ly/1NSJ7Cn
Transportation: A panel has rejected a proposed $800M high-speed loop around Baton Rouge. http://bit.ly/1W3fGg5
Coastal restoration: A showdown looms on coastal funding. http://bit.ly/1W3fAVC
Campaign ads: The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association has come out in defense of Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s trip overseas to spur tourism. http://bit.ly/1NSJ9u4
Drones: From the AP: Close calls, other concerns about drones lead to federal registration plans. http://bit.ly/1NSJpsY
Three of the four major candidates will debate on LSU’s campus tonight in an event sponsored by Tiger TV. U.S. Sen. David Vitter isn’t expected to participate. The debate will run 7-8 p.m., and it will be broadcasted in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Shreveport. It will also be streamed live online on tigertv.tv.
At the Capitol
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority meets at 9:30 a.m.
The Waste Tire Program Task Force meets at 1 p.m..