Today in The Rundown: Looking back at what happened during the Louisiana Legislature's 2019 session; the next step as Congress looks to a long-term NFIP plan; why Louisiana's 2020 Democratic primary date is changing; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
Days until election day: 124
Recap: From abortion to infrastructure deals, here's how the Louisiana Legislature dealt with major issues: http://bit.ly/2IwZvtx
NFIP: Congress begins work this week on a long-term plan for the National Flood Insurance Program. http://bit.ly/2IwZQMP
2020: A quirk in Louisiana’s election laws has caused political leaders to change the date of the state’s presidential primary election in 2020 to April 4, nearly a month later than originally planned. http://bit.ly/2IAbpmj
Transportation: A nearly $700 million roads bill that breezed through the Louisiana Legislature was one of the biggest surprises of the two-month session. http://bit.ly/2IrrKKc
Budget: Here's where surplus spending went in the coming year's budget: http://bit.ly/2IzUel5
ICYMI: Efforts to approve fantasy sports and sports wagering in Louisiana faltered as the legislative session ended last week. http://bit.ly/2IzzWZ3
We are grateful to @LouisianaGov and the Legislature for protecting @LSU and all higher education this session. By reinvesting, our state leaders have positioned the LSU family to continue improving lives and solving even more of our state’s challenges. #lalege #LSUForTheFuture— F. King Alexander (@lsuprez) June 8, 2019
.@sdgrosserode and I have booked our trip to #NewOrleans for @news21! We will be speaking with survivors of #HurricaneKatrina about how disasters affect children. Have a story you want to share with us? Send us a DM!— Katie Hunger (@hunger_katie) June 7, 2019
THANK YOU to @JPMorrell for fighting to remove taxes on diapers and feminine hygiene products, which disproportionately impact low-income households. We may not have won this time around, but your dedication to women has not gone unnoticed. #LaLege https://t.co/yU4lJDrnTD— United Way SELA (@UnitedWaySELA) June 7, 2019
Elizabeth Crisp is The Advocate’s Washington, D.C. correspondent
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