Today in The Rundown: Audit reveals problems in Veterans Affairs; Edwards’ administration defends budget talk; Wednesday deadline approaches for presidential primary registration; and more.

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Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 32

Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 41* (*Note: A special session is expected to be called Feb. 14.)

The News

Veterans audit: An audit has found the state Department of Veterans Affairs misspent thousands of dollars and failed to report alleged crimes against veterans.

Common Core: Educators have recommended changing 20 percent of the Common Core standards.

Budget crunch: Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne spoke to the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday about the budget.

President: Wednesday’s the deadline for Louisiana voters to get their registration in line for the presidential primary.

Jindal: Former Gov. Bobby Jindal spent $1.4 million on his presidential campaign, the latest finance records reveal. His Believe Again PAC spent nearly $4.5 million.


Gov. John Bel Edwards has two appearances scheduled today.

At 9:30 a.m. he’s attending the American Sugar Cane League Annual Meeting in Lafayette and at 6:30 p.m. he’s taking part in the Louisiana Association of Educator’s Listening Tour at Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge.

Southern University’s Law Center chancellor search committee meets at 3 p.m.

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