Today in The Rundown: Tension goes from bad to worse in the House; Gov. Edwards joins in calling for a resignation amid sexual harassment allegations; House Majority Whip Steve Scalise joined President Trump for a discussion on gun safety; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
Days until the special session must end: 6
Days until the 2018 regular legislative session begins: 11
Days until the 2018 regular legislative session ends: 89
Special session: Things went a little sideways in the House on Wednesday... http://bit.ly/2owbiPI
Harassment: Gov. John Bel Edwards has joined several lawmakers in calling for the resignation of Secretary of State Tom Schedler amid sexual harassment allegations. http://bit.ly/2F2tjvh
Congress: U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise joined other members of Congress for a school safety discussion on Wednesday, during which President Donald Trump called for speedy and substantial changes to the nation's gun laws. http://bit.ly/2HTloSN
EWE: Gus Mijalis, a longtime friend and confidante of Edwin Edwards has died. http://bit.ly/2F3ogdY
LSU: The latest on the university's effort to combat hazing on campus. http://bit.ly/2FcOj5G
K-12: In the two weeks since a deadly Florida school shooting, students and teachers throughout the Baton Rouge area have been going through drills designed to help prepare them for how they would respond to a threat like a shooter on campus. http://bit.ly/2HVmhdI
Marijuana: The consequences for getting caught smoking pot in Baton Rouge could soon become less drastic. http://bit.ly/2oxH8M2
Happening this week
Senate convenes at 10 a.m., and the House comes in at 3 p.m.
- Senate Judicary A meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Hainkel room.
House and Senate TBA.
To squelch the rumor mill, I had no intention to make a motion to replace the Speaker. You can verify with the Clerk and the Speaker that my motion was to “Sine Die”. pic.twitter.com/awokIkVLaw— Barry Ivey (@Barry_Ivey) March 1, 2018