Today in The Rundown: Gov. Jindal sets out on his legacy tour; John Bel Edwards announces key appointments; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until gubernatorial inauguration: 33

Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 87

Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 96

Where in the world is Bobby Jindal? Jindal is in Shreveport today to tour the Benteler Steel/Tube manufacturing facility.

The News

LA Gov: John Bel Edwards has tapped Jay Dardenne to serve as his commissioner of administration and Kimberly Robinson to serve as revenue secretary. http://bit.ly/1N7REyE

LA Sen: Congressman John Fleming has made it official. He’s running for David Vitter’s U.S. Senate seat. http://bit.ly/1N7S0Fv

Medicaid: A state Senate panel is pushing for a Medicaid expansion plan before Gov. Jindal leaves office. http://bit.ly/1N7SgUS

BESE: Louisiana’s top school board has authorized the state Superintendent of Education to see if an agreement can be reached with the East Baton Rouge Parish school system for using Istrouma High in 2016. http://bit.ly/1N7SwDb

Judicial pay: A commission has voted to hire a consultant to review judicial pay and how it stacks up compared to other states. http://bit.ly/1N7RTJY

At The Capitol

  • Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission meets at 9:30 a.m. today.

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