Today in The Rundown: Gov. Bobby Jindal goes after Rand Paul, a Common Core compromise moves forward, Republicans setting up potential for Medicaid expansion after Jindal leaves office, and much more.

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Days until session ends: 14

Days until the 2015 primary election day: 148

Days until the runoff (as needed): 176

The News

GOP 2016: Louisiana Democrats are calling for an investigation into Gov. Bobby Jindal’s use of the governor’s office to take aim at Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s campaign for president.

Common Core: In a drastic change from previous debates, the Louisiana House has overwhelmingly passed the key bill in a compromise aimed at reducing arguments over Common Core.

Cigarette tax: Health care advocates continue to push for an even higher cigarette tax hike than has been proposed.

Medicaid: The prospects of Medicaid expansion next year, after a new governor takes office, continue to grow.

ICYMI: A USA Today analysis of 230 college athletics programs found LSU is one of just seven programs to operate with 100 percent self-generated funds.

LSU: “Voice of the Tigers” Jim Hawthorne was recognized in the Capitol.

Medical marijuana: An effort to allow the use of medical marijuana in Louisiana cleared a big hurdle Wednesday.

BR City Court: Lawmakers are advancing legislation that plan that could create a majority-black Baton Rouge City Court.

Littering: Efforts to increase fines for littering have strong backing at the Capitol.

Revenge porn: Legislation targeting “revenge porn” — the sharing of nude images without the subject’s consent — is close to passage.

Veterans: Louisiana colleges and universities could soon be able to earn a new designation for making their campuses more friendly to military veterans.


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House Committees (all after adjournment)

  • Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development
  • Judiciary
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs
  • Education
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Local and Municipal Affairs
  • Natural Resources

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