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.
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
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.