Today in The Rundown: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy continues to pursue health care reform, though the clock is ticking and the outlook isn't great; House Speaker expresses optimism that a budget deal will happen; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
Days until the Louisiana treasurer's election: 30
Days until the runoff in the treasurer's race, if needed: 65
Days until the 2018 regular legislative session begins: 180
LaLege: Louisiana House speaker hopes to have tax plan by January: http://bit.ly/2h1JxgX
Health Care: Cassidy, Graham unveil Obamacare replacement bill. http://bit.ly/2h5AdJb
PSC: Forum is mostly about party unity. http://bit.ly/2f7b8wT
New Orleans: U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond was apparently involved in the drama that has embroiled the New Orleans coroner's election. http://bit.ly/2y0C7xH
Scalise: New Orleans area restaurants have been sending food to U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise as he's recovering from wounds sustained in a mass shooting this summer. http://bit.ly/2xYG1XT
Business: Louisiana ranked the worst in the U.S. Chamber's survey of business views of state lawsuit climates. http://bit.ly/2xXUZx8
Happening this week
- Louisiana Board of Ethics meets at 2:30 p.m. in the Griffon Room of the Lasalle Building in Baton Rouge. (Agenda)
- Campaign finance reports for the Oct. 14 election are due.
- Governor's schedule: Gov. John Bel Edwards meets with business leaders and local officials in Shreveport.
- Louisiana Felony Class System Task Force meets at 10 a.m. Room 1.
- Louisiana Board of Ethics meets at 9 a.m. in the LaBelle Room of the LaSalle Building in Baton Rouge. (Agenda)
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Thankful maritime & firefighting professionals worldwide can train on simulators like this Delgado's Maritime & Industrial Training Center pic.twitter.com/jgkk3J76Ry— Sharon Hewitt (@sharonhewitt) September 12, 2017