Today in The Rundown: Xyy
Days until the end of the special session: 6
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 11
Days until Louisiana’s presidential primary: 2
JBE: Gov. John Bel Edwards is increasingly concerned about the pace of the special session. http://bit.ly/1L6fuxk (via AP)
Budget crunch: The stalemate between the House and Senate continues. http://bit.ly/1L6fvBz
President 2016: There have been no recent polls on the GOP race in Louisiana, where does that leave us? http://bit.ly/1L6fu0v
GOP 2016: A new analysis shows that Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz’s campaigns are the only ones that have run ads in Louisiana. http://bit.ly/1QskLj8
Rubio: Marco Rubio has cancelled his Friday night event in Baton Rouge to focus on other states. http://bit.ly/1RIBMEH
Cruz: Ted Cruz will rally in Mandeville Friday night. http://bit.ly/1TSttrL
Higher Ed: 19 student body presidents wrote to the Legislature calling on lawmakers to solve the budget crisis. http://bit.ly/1L6ftcN
Angola: A triathlon that was slated to be held at the state penitentiary at Angola, featuring a “sleep on death row” package, has been cancelled after backlash. http://bit.ly/1L6fugV
Common Core: BESE is expected to take up new Common Core regulations today. http://bit.ly/1L6fuxk
BR Mayor: State Sen. Bodi White says he won’t decide whether he’ll run for East Baton Rouge Mayor-President until after the special session. http://bit.ly/1SiVjxN
ELECTION CENTRAL: Check here for all your Saturday election questions: http://bit.ly/1L6fw8s
Today at the Capitol
House convenes at 1 p.m., and the Senate comes in at 3 p.m.
- Appropriations meets at 10 a.m. in Room 5.
- Finance meets at 10:30 a.m. in Room A-B.
- Revenue and Fiscal Affairs meets at 1 p.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.