Today in The Rundown: Lawmakers work through the weekend but budget work is still ongoing; Trump and Clinton come out on top in Louisiana; best-case scenarios may be improving; and more.

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Countdown…
Days until the end of the special session: 2
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 7

The News

Budget crunch: Lawmakers worked through the weekend to try to bridge the state’s $900 million deficit by Wednesday’s end of the special session. http://bit.ly/1OX8Cgw

Budget cuts: The best-case scenario for higher ed and hospitals may be better than expected. http://bit.ly/21R5PlI

President: Clinton and Trump won their respective primaries in Louisiana on Saturday. http://bit.ly/1OX8SMC

Democratic primary: Here’s who Gov. John Bel Edwards voted for in the primary. http://bit.ly/21R5PCb

Trump: The GOP billionaire’s victory Saturday came thanks to suburban New Orleans. http://bit.ly/1OX8C0a

Blanco: Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco and other women were honored this weekend for their work in government. http://bit.ly/1OX8Cgw

Today at the Capitol

Senate convenes at 3 p.m.

House Committees

  • Appropriations meets at 10 a.m. in Room 5.
  • Ways and Means meets at 2 p.m. in Room 6.

Senate Committees

  • Revenue and Fiscal Affairs meets at 1 p.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.

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