Today in The Rundown: Taxes coming up in the special session; lawmakers eye statutory dedications; Questions raised over Southern University’s campus conditions; and more.
Today is the 10th day of the special session.
Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 10
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 19
Taxes: Lawmakers are slated to take up tax proposals in committee today. http://bit.ly/1SP0mqr
Budget crunch: Some legislators are pushing to remove statutory dedications. http://bit.ly/1SP0jLt
Contracts: Legislation is moving forward that aims to rein in the state’s contracts. http://bit.ly/1SP0ndU
Higher Ed: Southern University’s campus has been called out for potentially hazardous conditions after years of financial neglect from the state. http://bit.ly/1SP0qXb
Sports: The state Legislature is pushing ahead with a change to an incentive program that could help Louisiana attract the SEC baseball tournament. http://bit.ly/1SP0qGD
Education: For the second time in recent weeks, a report says Louisiana’s voucher program hurts the classroom performance of students who receive them. http://bit.ly/1SP0pmg
Burl Cain: The former Angola warden is set to draw a paycheck through August. http://bit.ly/1SP0vdy
Transportation: Hearings continue on efforts to improve I-10. http://bit.ly/1SP0lTn
Early vote: Voting in the presidential primary is underway in Louisiana. http://bit.ly/1mU83xx
ICYMI: State Rep. Nancy Landry’s recent selection to lead the powerful House Education Committee triggered criticism from leaders of Louisiana’s two teachers unions. http://bit.ly/21l9XGY
Today at the Capitol
House and Senate are scheduled to convene at 5 p.m.
- Appropriations meets at 9 a.m. in Room 5.
- Ways and Means meets at 10:30 a.m. in Room 6.
- Judiciary C meets at 9:30 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.
- Finance meets at 2 p.m. in Room A-B.
- Revenue and Fiscal Affairs meets at 3 p.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.