Today in The Rundown: Senate begins working on the budget; transportation woes stretch on; a look at Cameron Henry: and more.

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Countdown…
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session ends: 21

The News

Budget Crunch: The Senate’s work on the budget is underway. http://bit.ly/1TQVe0d Here are more details about the House version. http://bit.ly/1TQV7BU

Budget leaders: A look at House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry: http://bit.ly/1XdaVV0

Transportation: Until Louisiana’s budget crisis — the key topic of the session — is solved, finding ways to finance new and improved highways will remain in a holding pattern. http://bit.ly/1TQV218

Vouchers: Commercials critical of Edwards have been walked back from calling the governor a “liar.” http://bit.ly/24XEWyc

See all of our coverage of the Louisiana Legislature: http://bit.ly/AdvLALege

Today at the Capitol

House and Senate convene at 4 p.m.

House Committees

  • Appropriations meets at 1 p.m. in Room 5.
  • Transportation, Highways, and Public Works meets at 1 p.m. in Room 3.

Senate Committees

  • Finance meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room A-B.
  • Revenue and Fiscal Affairs meets at 9:30 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.

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