Today in The Rundown: Budget bill advances; lawmakers strip bloated capital outlay list; retirees could get cost-of-living increases; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session ends: 27

The News

Budget crunch: The state House gets the budget on Thursday, following some tweaks from the Appropriations Committee on Monday. http://bit.ly/21QKg0M

Capital outlay: A Louisiana House panel cut hundreds of millions of infrastructure projects from the state’s construction budget Monday. http://bit.ly/1ZzdJuH

State workers: Retired state workers are close to receiving cost-of-living increases. http://bit.ly/1T2jWLw

Traffic: Some legislators want signs to mark red-light cameras. http://bit.ly/1WkvzDv

License plate readers: A bill that a House panel will hear today would authorize the installation of special cameras in law enforcement vehicles, but there are some questions about the program. http://bit.ly/1UOrrKJ

See all of our coverage of the Louisiana Legislature: http://bit.ly/AdvLALege

Today at the Capitol

House and Senate convene at 2 p.m.

House Committees

  • Appropriations meets at 8:30 a.m. in Room 5.
  • Education meets at 9 a.m. in Room 1.
  • Insurance meets at 9 a.m. in Room 3.
  • Administration of Criminal Justice meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 6.
  • Health and Welfare meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 5.
  • Environmental Quality meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room A-B.
  • Judiciary A meets at 9:30 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.
  • Judiciary B meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room E.
  • Judiciary C meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room F.
  • 1 p.m. Zeta Sigma Day at the Capitol
  • 7 p.m. Louisiana Right to Life Federation’s Bowties for Babies at Capitol Park Museum.

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