Today in The Rundown: Gov. Edwards meets with farmers and teachers; South Louisiana leaders want a say in the budget; how Jindal’s time in Iowa stacked up against other candidates; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 31

Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 40* (*Note: A special session is expected to be called Feb. 14.)

The News

JBE: Gov. John Bel Edwards spoke to teachers Tuesday night. http://bit.ly/1SWSjrt

Budget: Leaders of 13 South Louisiana parishes came together Tuesday to request input in the state budget debate. http://bit.ly/1KVOPO4

Confederate monuments: New Orleans will use a public bid process will to find a new company to take down four Confederate monuments. http://bit.ly/1KVOXNs

GOP 2016: Former Gov. Bobby Jindal spent more time than Iowa than most of the Republican candidates who made it to caucus day. http://bit.ly/23HTheR

Southern University: The search for a new SU Law Center chancellor is down to six candidates. http://bit.ly/1KVN1EI

Politics: The attorney for the famed “D.C. Madam” who was linked to U.S. Sen. David Vitter says her records should be released. http://bit.ly/1KVN6IB

Landrieu: The 23-year-old son of former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was arrested Sunday on a child cruelty count. http://bit.ly/1JWRY5k

Agriculture: Gov. John Bel Edwards warned Louisiana cane farmers Tuesday that the LSU AgCenter they rely on could once again lose funds if the state doesn’t fix its revenue shortfall.http://bit.ly/1JWV7SL

Happenings

Gov. John Bel Edwards has two appearances scheduled today in Baton Rouge.

At 9:30 a.m., he is speaking to the Hospitals Association Winter Leadership Symposium at the Renaissance Hotel, then at 3:15 p.m. he’ll speak to the Louisiana State Building Construction Trades Council Annual Convention at the Crowne Plaza.

Today is the last day to register to vote in the March 5 primary, including party registration. Update your info or register to vote here: http://bit.ly/LouisianaVote. More about the upcoming primary: http://bit.ly/20CWAl2

At the Capitol

  • Joint Highway Priority Construction Committee meets at 9 a.m. in Room 1.
  • HCR 206 (Election Process) Study Committee meets at 10 a.m. in Room A-B.

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