Today in The Rundown: Still no budget solution; Cruz does better than expected; higher ed likely in the clear; and more.

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Countdown…

Days until the end of the special session: 1

Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 6

The News

Budget crunch: After lawmakers stayed at the Capitol late Monday, there’s still no end in sight for the budget impasse and the clock is ticking. http://bit.ly/1TobrPF

Higher ed: Colleges and universities may be in the clear for the deepest cuts projected. http://bit.ly/1TobzP2

Prez elex: While Donald Trump was the big winner on Saturday, here’s why Ted Cruz also can claim victory in Louisiana. http://bit.ly/1Tobzi4

Jindal: The ghost of Louisiana’s budget crisis is former Gov. Bobby Jindal. http://bit.ly/1TobDhS

Death penalty: The state Supreme Court has rejected a death row conviction. http://bit.ly/1TobD1a

Today at the Capitol

House convenes at 10 a.m. and the Senate comes in at 3 p.m.

In the House

  • Appropriations meets at 9 a.m. in Room 5.
  • Revenue and Fiscal Affairs meets at 10 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.

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