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Countdown…
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

The News

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.

House Committees

  • Appropriations meets at 10 a.m. in Room 5.

Senate Committees

  • 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.

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