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.
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
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
- 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.
But Rep @gm_carter it’s been two years since the temporary 1 cent was put in place. Sales taxes were never intended to be the only way for many of us. If other options can’t be considered now with what’s at risk, then we are facing a permanent paradigm shift going forward#LaLege https://t.co/kqI5g8Zi15— Cedric B. Glover (@MayorGlover) June 10, 2018
A friend at the @LAGOP informs me that today the State Central Committee has endorsed the LA Constitutional Amendment requiring unanimous juries in all criminal trials. Another win on the march to victory this fall, @EdTarpley -- let's make this right! #lalege— Scott Sternberg (@ScottLSternberg) June 9, 2018
Great day towards long-term fix of state budget. @LouisianaGov supports study of Constitutional Convention in special session & consider bill in next reg session after my request.Proud to be part of move in right direction. Grateful to Gov & fellow convention supporters. #lalege pic.twitter.com/vgXLhRYPC6— Neil Abramson (@NeilAbramson) June 9, 2018
On the baseball field that morning last June, I asked God for help. I prayed for very specific things. God delivered on every one of those prayers. pic.twitter.com/vVpCxFatfj— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 8, 2018