Today in The Rundown: The “Voice of the Tigers” will be the voice of inauguration; Anti-abortion groups sound alarms over the incoming head of DHH; Ted Cruz is heading to Baton Rouge; and more.

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Countdown…
Days until gubernatorial inauguration and swearing in of other state-wide officials: 3
Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 57
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 66* (*Note: A special session is expected to be called Feb. 14, but cannot be formally set until Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards takes office.)

The News

Inauguration: Jim Hawthorne, the “Voice of the Tigers,” will serve as the master of ceremonies for Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards’ inauguration. http://bit.ly/1mITU6E

GOP 2016: Ted Cruz is coming to Baton Rouge on Monday. http://bit.ly/1mIUhOs Meanwhile… Donald Trump has tapped New Orleans businessman and former City Council member Jay Batt to chair his Louisiana leadership team. http://bit.ly/1JZIl04

DHH: Anti-abortion groups have taken aim at Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards’ incoming head of the Department of Health and Hospitals. http://bit.ly/1O7IB0U

Big Charity: The state is reevaluating what to do with the old Charity Hospital in New Orleans. http://bit.ly/1RwBPnU

Colleges: Two more Louisiana universities are banning “hoverboards,” after LSU announced its ban. http://bit.ly/1RwBYb0

Gill: Advocate columnist James Gil remembers blogger and watchdog C.B. Forgotson. http://bit.ly/1S6pZCC

Look back: File photos, video show the rush of water, public spectacle of opening Bonnet Carré Spillway. http://bit.ly/1S6EXbx

City Hall: Former Public Works director David Guillory says he won’t run for Baton Rouge mayor. http://bit.ly/1RwBH7Z

Happenings

  • Baton Rouge Region Task Force on Health Services Delivery and Financing meets today at the Capitol at 9 a.m.
  • Louisiana Statewide Healthcare Delivery System Study Committee meets today at 11 a.m.

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