GOP Defeats Democrats 8-7 Ending 7 Year Skid (June 23, 2016)

The Republicans celebrate after defeating the Democrats 8-7 at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. on June 23, 2016 in the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. The game ended a 7 year losing streak for the GOP. In photo, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) (left) wearing a Rajin' Cajuns' jersey and Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.) with the University of Alabama jersey support the winner's trophy. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

Jeff Malet

Today in The Rundown: Congressional Baseball Game serves as tribute to Scalise; state budget bill may be on the horizon; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana Politics today.

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Days until the special session must end: 4 

The News

Budget: The State Legislature is one step away from possibly passing a budget, but the Senate floor is the next test.

Scalise: The latest on his condition: More surgeries but stable right now.

Criminal Justice: Gov. Edwards has signed the criminal justice overhaul into law, in what some laud as historic achievement.

Game: The Congressional Baseball Game has set a fundraising record, following shooting.

Security: Rep. Cedric Richmond says Steve Scalise's shooting highlights the need for more security in a harsh political climate.

POTUS: President Trump had a special message for Rep. Scalise before the ball game.

Happening today

The House comes in at 4 p.m. View the agenda here: Watch online here:

The Senate convenes at 9 a.m. View the agenda here: Watch online here:

Joint Committees

  • Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget meets at 2: p.m. in Room 5.
  • Revenue Estimating Conference meets upon adjournment of House Floor and Senate Floor in Room 5

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