Today in The Rundown: Donald Trump plans Baton Rouge rally; Senate candidates make their pitches; John Bel Edwards releases webpage to address budget talk; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the special session: 5

Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 25

Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 34

The News

Budget crunch: Gov. John Bel Edwards has launched a webpage to answer questions and solicit feedback from the public on the ongoing budget crisis. http://1.usa.gov/1nTBNLK

Trump: Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Baton Rouge this week. http://bit.ly/1K8wJxG

Rubio: Marco Rubio has unveiled his Louisiana leadership team. http://bit.ly/1K8wJ0B

Common Core: A Jindal-era lawsuit over the Common Core education standards has created a public squabble between Gov. Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry. http://bit.ly/1LcosDH

Transportation: Three public meetings will be held to discuss proposals to widen I-10 in Baton Rouge. http://bit.ly/1LcotHL

LA Sen: Congressman Charles Boustany spoke to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday about his campaign for U.S. Senate.http://bit.ly/1K8wylN

Endorsements: The Tea Party of Louisiana is backing Rob Maness in the Senate race. http://bit.ly/1K8wItA

LSU: The Tiger Athletic Foundation gave nearly $12 million to LSU in 2014. http://bit.ly/1LcowmU

Maravich statue: LSU’s Hall of Fame committee has approved a statue honoring Pete Maravich. http://bit.ly/23TEYUE

Flint: Louisiana’s senior U.S. Sen. David Vitter is among a trio of senators who are launching a probe into the EPA’s handling of the flint water crisis. http://bit.ly/1K8wH8U

Happenings

It’s Mardi Gras!

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