No 'shiny, new' buildings and legislative pet projects; state dollars this year reserved for roads and repairs _lowres

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --The State Capitol building is aglow at sunset in this view from Capitol Park near the Old Arsenal.

Today in The Rundown: Still waiting on a special session call and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.

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Countdown…

Days until the 2018 third special session starts: We have no idea!!

Days until the start of the new fiscal year: 24

Days until most laws passed in 2018 regular session take effect (unless otherwise stated in law): 55

The News

Vetoes: Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed several construction projects. See the list: http://bit.ly/2sDexqo

EITC: The working poor will get a tax credit next year because of legislative action: http://bit.ly/2JnzlZD

ICYMI: Read about how lawmakers push bills that benefit their businesses and families: Pt 1: http://bit.ly/2JqeCUL Pt. 2: http://bit.ly/2sDVn3W

For more in Louisiana Politics news today check: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/

Happening today

It's National Seersucker Day at the U.S. Capitol, as led by Louisiana's own U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy.

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