Today in The Rundown: Resolution calls for restoration of trade with Cuba; Rep. Bryan Adams talks his decision to leave the Legislature; Bills on sanctuary cities and abortion get delayed a week; nursing home bill stalls amid intense pressure from the industry; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session ends: 19

The News

Nursing homes: A bill intended to shift state-funded health care for the elderly from nursing homes to at-home care stalled in a Louisiana House committee on Tuesday. http://bit.ly/1rSYj9M

Cuba: A proposed resolution would direct Louisiana Economic Development leaders to develop trade relations with Cuba. http://bit.ly/1rSYy4M

Legislative departures: A second House member from Jefferson Parish, Rep. Bryan Adams, explains why he’ll be resigning in the next couple of months. http://bit.ly/1rSYjqp

Sanctuary cities: Legislation to punish cities that have policies friendly to undocumented workers has been temporarily stalled. http://bit.ly/1WCWI4F

Abortion: A Senate committee delayed approval of a bill that would ban doctors from performing abortions due to fetuses’ genetic abnormalities. http://bit.ly/1sodZ4U

Schools: The bill to require cursive writing be taught in Louisiana continues to advance. http://bit.ly/1rSYF04

Charter schools: Reversing its earlier stance, a Louisiana House committee endorsed a bill Tuesday backed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to eliminate one way charter schools can be launched. http://bit.ly/1rSYrpY

See all of our coverage of the Louisiana Legislature: http://bit.ly/AdvLALege

Today at the Capitol

House convenes at 2 p.m. and Senate comes in at 3 p.m.

House Committees

  • Education meets at 9 a.m. in Room 1.
  • Administration of Criminal Justice meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 6.
  • Natural Resources and Environment meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 4.
  • House and Governmental Affairs meets at 10 a.m. in Room 2.
  • Senate and Governmental Affairs meets at 8 a.m. in Room F.
  • Education meets at 9 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.
  • Local and Municipal Affairs meets at 10:30 a.m. in Room F.
  • Transportation, Highways and Public Works meets at 11 a.m. in Room E.
  • Natural Resources meets at noon in Room C.
  • Finance meets Upon Adjournment in Room A-B.
  • The second episode of Gov. Edwards live call-in radio show will air at 2 p.m.

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