Today in The Rundown: Gov. Edwards expands Medicaid; President Barack Obama travels to Baton Rouge; House members are briefed on the budget; and more.
Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 52
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 61* (*Note: A special session is expected to be called Feb. 14,)
JBE: Gov. John Bel Edwards has moved to expand Medicaid. http://bit.ly/1PW5yoy
State of the State: Politico says Louisiana’s the WORST. http://bit.ly/1RkGRp2
Budget: The budget outlook isn’t great, House members hear. http://bit.ly/1PW5uFj
Obama: Here’s how the Louisiana congressional delegation responded to President Obama’s final State of the Union:http://bit.ly/1RL7aTQ
BESE: The state education board is moving Istrouma High back to local control. http://bit.ly/1RL7VMK
- President Barack Obama arrives in Baton Rouge this evening. He’s expected to be greeted by Gov. John Bel Edwards at the airport and will stay in a downtown Baton Rouge hotel before appearing at McKinley High on Thursday. The Advocate will be part of the local pool so follow along for the latest updates with@elizabethcrisp and @theadvocatebr.
- The state House continues its budget hearings. Watch along atbit.ly/LAHouseChamber.