Today in The Rundown: Edwards signs anti-discrimination order; Scrutiny raised over legislators’ Tulane scholarships; A new path to Real ID is presented; and more.
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session ends: 53
LGBT: Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order to ban state government from discriminating against gays and transgender people. http://bit.ly/1WrULHj
New Orleans: A City Council member says state legislators’ Tulane scholarship program is hurting the city. http://bit.ly/1XwrZUg
TOPS: Bills that would alter the state’s Taylor Opportunity Program for Students are sailing through the Legislature. http://bit.ly/1XwoNrx
Real ID: The state House OK’d a new version of compliance with the federal security measures after a lengthy debate Wednesday. http://bit.ly/1XwoSvy
Burl Cain: More developments are emerging in the probe into the former Angola warden. http://bit.ly/1RV46oV
Guns: Bills that would expand so-called “constitutional carry” in Louisiana — concealed handguns without permits — failed to make it out of a House committee. http://bit.ly/1NoHLLf
Wildlife: Louisiana officials are celebrate Louisiana’s first whooping crane hatched in wild since 1939. http://bit.ly/1XwoIV1
Poll: The latest release from the Louisiana Survey shows that residents view government transparency as important but vary when it comes to specific records. http://bit.ly/1VmtlTE
Raw Milk: A Senate panel that had killed efforts over the past two years to allow the sale of unpasturized milk has agreed to send the latest version of the bill to the full Senate. http://bit.ly/1qIU14r
Marijuana: A state Senate panel advanced a bill that would expand diseases treated with medical marijuana. http://bit.ly/1Xws5LB
Charter schools: A House committee rejected a push from the governor and others to put new rules on charter schools. http://bit.ly/1XwoTQ3
Today at the Capitol
The House convenes at 1 p.m., and the Senate comes in at 9 a.m.
- Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development meets at 9 a.m. in Room 3.
- Judiciary meets at 9 a.m. in Room 1.
- Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs meets at 9 a.m. in Room 6.
- Retirement meets at 9 a.m. in Room 4.
- Labor and Industrial Relations meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 5.
- Education meets Upon Adjournment in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.
- Local and Municipal Affairs meets Upon Adjournment in Room F.
- Natural Resources meets Upon Adjournment in Room A-B.
- Transportation, Highways and Public Works meets Upon Adjournment in Room E.
- 11:15 a.m. Acadiana Day at the Capitol.
- 12:20 p.m. Louisiana Community and Technical College System Annual Conference at the Baton Rouge River Center.