Today in The Rundown: The latest on Louisiana governor candidates fundraising; a member of Louisiana Legislature resigns to take a state post; NFIP continues for debate; and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
Days until primary election: 86
Days until runoff: 121
Days until inauguration: 159
LAGov: Here's the latest fundraising on the governor's race: http://bit.ly/2lkEXwD
POTUS: Here's how members of the Louisiana delegation responded to President Donald Trump's tweets about four Democratic Congresswomen. http://bit.ly/2Y8oxZR
NFIP: A new proposal is being touted by Louisiana's U.S. Senators to renew the National Flood Insurance Program. http://bit.ly/2JLkHN2
LALege: Lafayette lawmaker Nancy Landry has resigned from the House to become the new chief of staff for the Louisiana Secretary of State. http://bit.ly/2XP1oMy
Minimum wage: The U.S. House is set to vote on a minimum wage hike today. It could be a big deal for Louisiana, where there is no state minimum wage. http://bit.ly/2k3lCzO
Jindal: The former governor looms large in this year's gubernatorial race. http://bit.ly/2XPgJg4
Business: Tabasco was this year's Louisiana representative at the president's "Made in America" event. http://bit.ly/2Sj39Mk
At the Capitol
- Gaming Control Board meets at 10 a.m. in Room 1.
- State Bond Commission Thu 7/18 10 a.m. in Room A-B.
- Justice Reinvestment Implementation Oversight Council meets at 10 a.m. Friday in Room 1.
- Gov. Edwards will visit Baton Rouge Community College at 11 a.m. for a campaign event to discuss dual enrollment programs as part of his agenda
.@SenJohnKennedy talking about Pelosi vs. The Squad on Fox News tonight: “I try to never get between a dog and a fire hydrant, but it’s clear Speaker Pelosi's having some trouble with some members of her caucus.” #lasen— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) July 17, 2019
.@DocAbraham's campaign just sent out a fundraising email highlighting his defense of Trump's recent remarks. Background: https://t.co/Sbfy6VaVg3Info on the latest fundraising totals in the governor's race: https://t.co/JmI8YdELgL #lalege #lagov— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) July 17, 2019
.@LouisianaLtGov is in Delaware for the @NLGA annual meeting. He's on panel about disaster response/recovery (an issue he's quite familiar with). Later this week, he'll take over as chairman of NLGA. #lalege #lagov https://t.co/vaePuB6Hrp— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) July 17, 2019
.@TeamTrump has released a list of "Women for Trump" advisory committee members. Many are from across the South -- Texas, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, etc. But no one from Louisiana or Mississippi on the list. He got 58% of the vote in each in 2016.— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) July 16, 2019
About possible threats against US House members: Per @NBC4ITeam - US Capitol Police have already received more requests for special hometown law enforcement coordination this year than in all of 2018 pic.twitter.com/azFfuB1bGe— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) July 15, 2019
.@SenJohnKennedy says message to Congress on long-term reauthorization for NFIP (instead of continued temporary extensions): “please get up off your ice cold lazy butt and do something.” #lasen #lagov— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) July 16, 2019
Asked about the murder of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a civil rights icon in Baton Rouge, @LouisianaGov says "“When I heard the news that she had been killed it just broke my heart.” He says there's "just too much crime" in Louisiana. #lalege #lagov— Sam Karlin (@samkarlin) July 17, 2019
Unfortunately, #naturaldisasters attract con artists & scammers hoping to prey on people who are down on their luck. Hopefully these tips can help! #lalege #lagov #lawx #Barry pic.twitter.com/1l8aB3YVHq— AG Jeff Landry (@AGJeffLandry) July 17, 2019
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