Welcome to The Rundown, your guide to what’s happening in the Louisiana Legislature and go-to source for news about Louisiana politics and Gov. Bobby Jindal, brought to you by The Advocate.

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Countdown…
Days until session ends: 23
Days until the 2015 primary election day: 160
Days until the runoff (as needed): 189

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? The governor did not have any reported events outside of Louisiana scheduled today.

The News

GOP 2016: Gov. Bobby Jindal took another step toward running for president, though it’s mostly significant as far as helping him grab headlines. http://bit.ly/1Eg5t6g
Here’s a bit of the reaction to Jindal’s announcement from social media, including what the Democratic National Committee sent reporters covering Jindal’s announcement: http://bit.ly/1QYrorK

Budget crunch: Here’s the latest on the Legislature’s efforts to come up with a spending plan for the coming year: http://bit.ly/1Ahc6Kr

LA Gov race: U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has endorsed David Vitter’s run for governor: http://bit.ly/1HoigrU

Religious freedom bill: The House Civil Law Committee is slated to take up Rep. Mike Johnson’s Marriage and Conscience Act, as well as two anti-discrimination measures. http://bit.ly/1AhbEvG
Watch it online: http://1.usa.gov/1Ahc1Xc

Calendar

House Committees

  • Appropriations meets at 9 a.m. Room 5
  • Civil Law and Procedure meets at 9 a.m. Room 4
  • Ways and Means meets at 9 a.m. Room 6
  • Commerce meets at 9:30 a.m. Room 1
  • Transportation, Highways, and Public Works meets at 10 a.m. Room 3

Senate Committees

  • Judiciary A meets at 9 a.m. John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room
  • Judiciary C meets at 9 a.m. Room F
  • Judiciary B meets at 10 a.m. Room E

House and Senate come in at 2 p.m.

House Order of the Day: http://bit.ly/LAHouseOrder
Senate Daily Digest: http://bit.ly/LASenateDigest

Watch the House online: http://bit.ly/LAHouseChamber
Watch the Senate online: http://bit.ly/LASenateChamber

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