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ADVOCATE FILE PHOTO --- Louisiana's State Capitol, standing at 450 feet tall, is the tallest capitol in the United States.

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.

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Days until the runoff election for state treasurer: 4

Days until the 2018 regular legislative session begins: 119

The News

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.

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