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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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.

Budget: Leaders of 13 South Louisiana parishes came together Tuesday to request input in the state budget debate.

Confederate monuments: New Orleans will use a public bid process will to find a new company to take down four Confederate monuments.

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

Southern University: The search for a new SU Law Center chancellor is down to six candidates.

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

Landrieu: The 23-year-old son of former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was arrested Sunday on a child cruelty count.

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.


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: More about the upcoming primary:

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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