Today in The Rundown: Edwards addresses Legislature; lawmakers get to work on budget; TOPS changes weighed; and more.

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Countdown…
Today is the second day of the special session.
Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 18
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 27

The News

Special session: Gov. John Bel Edwards opened the special legislative session with a challenge for his critics: Come up with other solutions. http://bit.ly/1XsnQ3R

JBE: Here’s who to watch from Team Edwards in the session. http://bit.ly/20V2QbD

TOPS: The inimum ACT score for TOPS would be bumped to 28 next year, under the proposed worst-case budget scenario. http://bit.ly/20V3MMX

Demos 2016: Members of the Legislative Black Caucus will endorse Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign today. http://bit.ly/1Pwck4w

ICYMI: The House GOP is setting the stage for a showdown over taxes. http://bit.ly/1SNOJ3r

At the Capitol today

  • House Appropriations meets at 9 a.m. in Room 5
  • House Ways and Means meets at 9a.m. in Room 6
  • Senate Education meets at 10 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room
  • Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget meets at 1:30 p.m. in Room 5

House and Senate are both scheduled to come in at 5 p.m.

To see agendas or watch online visit: http://bit.ly/LALegeInfo

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