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Welcome to The Rundown, your guide to what’s happening in the Louisiana Legislature and go-to source for news about Louisiana politics and Gov. Bobby Jindal, brought to you by The Advocate.

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Countdown…
Days until session ends: 9
Days until the 2015 primary election day: 144
Days until the runoff (as needed): 172

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? The governor travelled to Manchester, N.H. for an event Sunday and was expected to return to Baton Rouge today.

The News

House: If they are absent, how can legislators vote? http://bit.ly/1GOl0QS

Health care: Baton Rouge General–Mid City closed its emergency room to save itself but is exploring more changes as the hospital maneuvers to find a way forward in a competitive market. http://bit.ly/1KH3Uqj

Budget crunch: The public advocates for funds. http://bit.ly/1KH3YGG

Gov 2015: State lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal are moving to adopt a budget with so many short-term fixes that they will dump Louisiana’s fiscal crisis into the hands of the next governor and Legislature. http://bit.ly/1KH43dn

SAVE: A Louisiana House legislative committee on Sunday abruptly canceled plans to take up a crucial but convoluted tax measure on Monday — a measure whose fate could determine whether the Legislature will confront Gov. Bobby Jindal over next year’s budget in the final days of the legislative session. http://bit.ly/1KH3NLp

ICYMI: Here’s the kick off to The Advocate’s Hurricane Katrina 10-year anniversary special. http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/katrina/

GOP 2016: Gov. Bobby Jindal has been advised to not use his taxpayer-funded office for certain politically-charged messages. http://bit.ly/1KH4gNS

Capitol Buzz: Bill Cassidy owes $4K: http://bit.ly/1KH4bJT

Calendar

House Committees

  • Appropriations 9 a.m.
  • Civil Law and Procedure meets at 10 a.m.
  • Ways and Means meets at 10:30 a.m.

Senate Committees

  • Revenue and Fiscal Affairs meets at 10 a.m.
  • Finance meets at 2 p.m.
  • Retirement meets at noon

House comes in at 1 p.m.; Senate comes in at 4 p.m.

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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