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Countdown…

Days until session ends: 6

Days until the 2015 primary election day: 141

Days until the runoff (as needed): 169

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? The governor did not have any reported events outside Louisiana today.

The News

GOP 2016: Gov. Bobby Jindal will officially announce his presidential intentions on June 24. http://bit.ly/1HJPGyW

The Response: No surprise. Social media had a bit to say about the announcement. http://bit.ly/1BL3cjG

And a group from New Orleans is already plotting to protest Jindal’s announcement event: http://on.fb.me/1M5eYLb

Budget crunch: A Louisiana House legislative committee Wednesday put the Legislature on a collision course with Gov. Bobby Jindal over the state budget by defeating a measure that supporters said was needed to prevent the governor from vetoing the budget. http://bit.ly/1BL3F5v

LSU vs. UL-Lafayette: Congressmen Garret Graves and Charles Boustany have placed a district-vs-district beer bet on this weekend’s super regional series. http://bit.ly/1Q7rEYi

Welcome Center: Plans to sell the state Capitol visitors center and parking garage have been scrapped. http://bit.ly/1HL0HQq

Pot penalties: A bill decreasing the penalties for marijuana possession is headed toward final legislative passage.http://bit.ly/1BL3nvf

Capital outlay: Attempting to overhaul the way state construction is funded through the capital outlay process, some Louisiana legislators on Wednesday claimed that the governor’s office uses projects as leverage against lawmakers. http://bit.ly/1BL3o2u

Calendar

House Committee

  • Administration of Criminal Justice meets at 8:30 a.m. in Room 6
  • Education meets at 8 a.m.in the John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room
  • Labor and Industrial Relations meets at 10 a.m.in Room C
  • Local and Municipal Affairs meets at 10 a.m.in Room F
  • Revenue and Fiscal Affairs meets at 11 a.m.in Room E
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development meets at 11:30 a.m. in Room C
  • Finance meets upon adjournment in Room A-B

House Order of the Day: http://bit.ly/LAHouseOrder

Senate Daily Digest: http://bit.ly/LASenateDigest

Watch the House online: http://bit.ly/LAHouseChamber

Watch the Senate online: http://bit.ly/LASenateChamber

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