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The Acadiana Planning Commission meets at the capitol on the 4th floor Tuesday May 29, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. After speaking on regional flood management, Gov. John Bel Edwards laughs after signing an executive order concerning $30-million in funding when Lafayette Mayor President and APC Secty/Treasurer Joel Robideaux, left, said it was too bad he only used one pen to sign it.

Today in The Rundown: Lawmakers head back to the Capitol in one week; here's what to expect heading into the third special session of the year.

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Countdown…

Days until the 2018 third special session starts: 6

Days until the start of the new fiscal year: 19

Days until most laws passed in 2018 regular session take effect (unless otherwise stated in law): 50

The News

ICYMI: It's official: The Legislature's third special session of the year will begin June 18. http://bit.ly/2sQ7fiD

Session: More about what is in play as lawmakers set out to return to the Capitol. http://bit.ly/2l0oFp6

Colleges: Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill aimed at ensuring free speech on college campuses, one year after he vetoed similar legislation sponsored by one of his top political foes. http://bit.ly/2y2Zuvu

Voting rights: As the state moves toward restoring voting rights to some felons, a legal challenge of the state's existing prohibition continues through the courts. http://bit.ly/2JsUPs8

TOPS: Threats to the popular Taylor Opportunity Program for Students scholarships are forcing some students to consider college elsewhere. http://bit.ly/2LEYyPJ

Happening today

  • Chris Rials and Andrew Murrell, proponents of the effort to create the new city of St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge's weekly luncheon at noon at the Belle of Baton Rouge.

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