.

Today in The Rundown: Bobby Jindal cancels an out-of-state appearance; Legislature kills equal pay talk; Southern University narrows its search for a new leader; and more.

Welcome to The Rundown, your guide to what’s happening in the Louisiana Legislature and go-to source for news about Louisiana politics and Gov. Bobby Jindal, brought to you by The Advocate.

Get The Rundown in your inbox by filling out the form here.

Countdown…

Days until session ends: 13

Days until the 2015 primary election day: 147

Days until the runoff (as needed): 175

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? He is apparently not in New Hampshire. Per WUMR, Jindal was supposed to be there today as a guest on the Belknap County Republican Committee’s annual cruise of Lake Winnipesaukee, but he recently cancelled.http://bit.ly/1Hz7vk4

The News

GOP 2016: Five likely GOP presidential candidates grabbed double-digits in the latest Quinnipiac University National poll released today. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal isn’t one of them.http://bit.ly/1GHSPmI

K-12: Without debate, the Louisiana House approved legislation Thursday that would increase state aid for public schools by nearly $85 million. The vote was 100-0. http://bit.ly/1GHSZKE

Equal pay: The legislative drive for equal pay protection in Louisiana law died Thursday at the hands of a business-friendly House committee. http://bit.ly/1GHT8xQ

PSC: Though some commissioners are open to limits on their campaign contributions, the chief regulator of the state’s utility companies called a report alleging improper influence inaccurate and dubbed its consumer-group authors “left wing militants.”http://bit.ly/1GHTdSh

Roads: A tax hike that would raise $7.5 billion over 10 years for roads and bridges failed Thursday morning in the Louisiana House.http://bit.ly/1GHThBn

Capitol Press Corps: Ed Anderson, a political reporter who was a fixture at the state Capitol and covered six governors, died Thursday. He was 67. http://bit.ly/1GHTpRp

Jindal administration: Paul Rainwater was feted with a retirement party at the Governor’s Mansion this week. http://bit.ly/1GHTzIm

Southern university: A search committee has picked three finalists for the SU System president and chancellor job.http://bit.ly/1FcKq5j

Calendar

Senate Finance is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m.

In floor action, the House and Senate are done for the week.

Get The Rundown in your inbox by filling out the form here.

Tips, comments or suggestions? Send your feedback to ecrisp@theadvocate.com or @elizabethcrisp on Twitter.