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.
Days until session ends: 4
Days until the 2015 primary election day: 138
Days until the runoff (as needed): 167
Budget Crunch: Today’s when the real work starts. http://bit.ly/1KWfbTU
Transportation: A long-shot bid to finance sweeping improvements in Louisiana roads and bridges is dead for the legislative session. http://bit.ly/1KWeVnO
Film tax credits: The tax subsidy that the state gives to film and television producers — one of the most generous in the country — would be limited under legislation approved by the Louisiana Senate Saturday. http://bit.ly/1KWfLRv
Open records: The Louisiana Senate gave final passage Saturday morning to legislation that would ensure transparency of records in the Governor’s Office, at least for the next governor. http://bit.ly/1KWfIFj
Cigarette Tax: The state Senate is pushing for a 72 cents per pack increase as senators tried to raise the revenue needed to prevent deep spending cuts to public health care and public colleges and universities. http://bit.ly/1KWfA8W
Privatization: Louisiana legislators would get greater say in the contracts that the administration enters to privatize government functions under a bill approved Saturday by the Senate. http://bit.ly/1KWfRc1
Treasurer: An effort to forbid campaign contributions to the State Treasurer was sidetracked Saturday by the Louisiana Senate. http://bit.ly/1KWfZrP
LSU: LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander is among the top-paid public university presidents in the country. http://bit.ly/1KWg3rK
House and Senate come in at 9 a.m.