Today in The Rundown: The state is offering incentives for a major economic development effort that could bring thousands of jobs; Louisiana senators respond to bombshell allegations about the Alabama Republican hoping to join them in DC; Election Day is coming in Louisiana; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
Days until the runoff election for state treasurer: 4
Days until the 2018 regular legislative session begins: 119
Eco devo: One of the world's biggest technology companies will open a New Orleans office early next year that will eventually employ 2,000 people. http://bit.ly/2zVvS3s
Alabama senate race: Louisiana's two Republican U.S. senators have responded to sexual-assault allegations lodged against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. http://bit.ly/2iSPgDd
ICYMI: The Republican tax proposals currently under consideration in Congress could have a surprising impact on LSU athletics. http://bit.ly/2zvl4bl
LA Gov: The five living former governors got together with Gov. John Bel Edwards over the weekend for an event promoting the Mansion's new fundraising campaign. http://bit.ly/2i0VzFa
Elections: Here's the latest in this weekend's election for state treasurer. http://bit.ly/2zVkjJq
State employees: Retired state workers could face alarming hikes in their insurance rates. http://bit.ly/2idozcS
Constitution convention: The leaders of Louisiana's constitutional overhaul in 1973 got together last week and gave their thoughts on current calls for another rewriting of the state's constitution. http://bit.ly/2zUimNe
ICYMI: Get the behind the scenes scoop on former Scalise chief of staff and former Vitter chief of staff's move from D.C. to Baton Rouge. http://bit.ly/2zWdd7x
Happening this week
- Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force meets at 10 a.m. in Room A-B.
- Waste Tire Program Task Force meets at 1 p.m. in Room 1.
- Lower Pearl River Basin Task Force meets at 1 p.m. in Room E.
#LASen History; Huey P. Long and John Overton were recommended for expulsion from the Senate in 1934, but a Senate Ethics investigating committee cleared them of all charges based on insufficient evidence. Earl Long actually testified in favor of expulsion. #lalege #lagov https://t.co/qlSkve8waT— Mitch Rabalais (@MitchRabalais) November 13, 2017
Our office was honored to attend the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park Dedication Ceremony. Great to be with so many veterans, Purple Heart recipients, and Gold Star and Blue Star families! #VeteransDay2017 #lalege #lagov pic.twitter.com/aV7ZsPE0u4— AG Jeff Landry (@AGJeffLandry) November 13, 2017