Today in The Rundown: Abortion restrictions head to the governor; medical marijuana reaches new high; Jindal talks Trump; and more.
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session ends: 33
Abortion: Legislation is imminent that would require a 72-hour waiting period for abortions in Louisiana. http://bit.ly/1NTG4el
Planned Parenthood: The Legislature is advancing a bill in response to the inflamatory videos that were released last year. http://bit.ly/1rke0pX
Medical Marijuana: A House panel has agreed to legislation that the Senate approved that will pave the way for medicinal pot. http://bit.ly/24osCGT
Cost cutters: A bill that seeks to rein in spending on office space is heading to the governor. http://bit.ly/1W5K0Lq
Sex Ed: Legislation that would let students provide input into surveys on sexual activity is advancing for the first time. http://bit.ly/1VJe7IG
Jindal: Former Gov. Bobby Jindal is backing Donald Trump after blasting him for months — but it’s not a surprise. http://bit.ly/1VJe5R8
ICYMI: Statehouse reporters from across the country were asked to weigh in on the top issues facing their Legislatures. The Advocate‘s Elizabeth Crisp was picked to provide insight for Louisiana. http://bit.ly/24vWPR3
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.
- Education meets at 9 a.m. in Room 1.
- Health and Welfare meets at 9 a.m. in Room 5.
- House and Governmental Affairs meets at 9 a.m. in Room 2.
- Natural Resources and Environment meets at 9 a.m. in Room 4.
- Administration of Criminal Justice meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 6.
- Health and Welfare meets at 9 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.
- Senate and Governmental Affairs meets at 9 a.m. in Room F.
- Insurance meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room A-B.
- Commerce, Consumer Protection and International Affairs meets at 10 a.m. in Room E.
Noon: Gov. John Bel Edwards will address the Baton Rouge Rotary Club at Drusillia Seafood.