Today in The Rundown: We review Gov. Bobby Jindal’s latest book; Republicans hit the breaks on leadership shuffle in DC; Carville criticizes WDSU debate; and much more.
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Days until the 2015 primary election day: 18
Days until the runoff (as needed): 46
Days until the Iowa caucuses: 120
Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Jindal is campaigning in Iowa this week.
Jindal: Gov. Jindal’s second book comes out later this month. The book, which is not autobiography, focuses on historical events in politics. It has a whole chapter devoted to Hillary Clinton, plus plenty of digs at President Obama. http://bit.ly/1hmsMr3
GOP 2016: Jindal’s polling has improved in Iowa, but he is still in the single digits. http://bit.ly/1PfHWfw
Tax credits: A Louisiana Chemical Association lawsuit attacking the legality of a recent tax exemption rollback will move forward, but not with Gov. Bobby Jindal as a defendant, a Baton Rouge state judge ruled Monday. http://bit.ly/1PfIjGW
Carville: Political strategist James Carville says last week’s gubernatorial debate was a disaster. http://bit.ly/1hmg7En
Common Core: BESE will vote Oct. 13 on a proposal that would ensure Common Core test results in Louisiana are comparable to scores in other states. http://bit.ly/1PfHQ7E
DC: A day after Steve Scalise claimed to have the votes needed to take the chamber’s No. 2 leadership spot, U.S. House Republicans slowed their leadership selection process. http://bit.ly/1PfHXQw
Higher Ed: An audit released Monday revealed the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s food services vendor overbilled the school on some occasions, provided free catering for non-university events involving a former school official and brokered unwritten meal deals with university employees in exchange for cleaning services and football tickets. http://bit.ly/1PfI8vk
LA Lege: A look at the Baton Rouge-based House District 70 race: http://bit.ly/1PfIguR
Wednesday: Three of the four candidates for Governor are slated to take part in a debate at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge. It’s being organized by the Nexstar stations out of Louisiana and is expected to air across the state.
At the Capitol
Ad Hoc Election Subcommittee of State Bond Commission meets at 10 a.m. today.
Wednesday: Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission meets at 10 a.m.
Thursday: Gaming Control Board meets at 10 a.m.