Today in The Rundown: 3 governor candidates debated again; a Common Core review committee member quit; the voter registration deadline is coming; and more.
Days until the 2015 primary election day: 4
Days until the runoff (as needed): 32
Days until the Iowa caucuses: 104
Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Gov. Jindal spent the weekend in Baton Rouge to watch the LSU vs. Florida game, but he’s heading back to Iowa to continue campaigning this week.
LA Gov: Three of the candidates for governor debated at the Governor’s Mansion Monday night. http://bit.ly/1klsToS
Planned Parenthood: A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state from ousting Planned Parenthood from Louisiana’s Medicaid program. http://bit.ly/1M25YoK
Common Core: A member of the Common Core review committee quit her post Monday and said the process is geared to keeping the academic standards intact. http://bit.ly/1M257Ew
Congress: Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is working to get more moderates elected. http://bit.ly/1kltnv4
Higher ed: U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s brother is about to become Ole Miss’ next chancellor. http://bit.ly/1klsYJf
Elections: Wednesday is the voter registration deadline for the Nov. 21 runoff. http://bit.ly/1klttTv
Transportation: A long shot bid to build an $800 million “inner loop” around Baton Rouge faces its first vote Tuesday.http://bit.ly/1M25EWU
Health Care: Lafayette General Medical Center is about to start one of the state’s first nurse residency programs. http://bit.ly/1M267bC
At the Capitol
The Louisiana Transportation Authority meets at 2 p.m. today.