Today in The Rundown: Lawmakers approve a budget ahead of schedule; Clock winds down on regular session as second special session gears up; a new campaign launches to raise awareness of women’s issues in the Capitol; Louisiana preps for medical marijuana; and more.

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Countdown…

The 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session ends: 6 p.m. Today

The second special session begins: 6:30 p.m. Today

Second special session’s end: 17

The News

Budget crunch: Lawmakers approved a budget Sunday, leaving a light list of items to tackle in the final day of the regular session. http://bit.ly/1sZDkm9

Special session: The Legislature begins its second special session at 6:30 p.m. today. http://bit.ly/1tbdlZw

Higher ed: Louisiana voters will decide whether governing boards should set college tuition instead of the Legislature. http://bit.ly/1XvLiAN

Medical marijuana: Louisiana is gearing up to enter the marijuana business. http://bit.ly/1X6dwkS

No joke: Campaign seeks to promote women’s issues in the Legislature, after controversial stripper “joke amendment.” http://bit.ly/1Y1vZyd

ICYMI: Gov. Edwards was candid about friction between himself and AG Jeff Landry. http://bit.ly/1X6e1eF

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

Today at the Capitol

House and Senate come in at 9 a.m.

The regular session must end by 6 p.m.

The second special session begins at 6:30 p.m.

Gov. Edwards’ schedule

  • The governor will meet with reporters after the end of the regular session.

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