Today's Rundown: President Obama arrives in Baton Rouge tonight; magazine names Louisiana the worst state in nation _lowres

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Today in The Rundown: Gov. Edwards expands Medicaid; President Barack Obama travels to Baton Rouge; House members are briefed on the budget; and more.

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Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 52

Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 61* (*Note: A special session is expected to be called Feb. 14,)

The News

JBE: Gov. John Bel Edwards has moved to expand Medicaid.

State of the State: Politico says Louisiana’s the WORST.

Budget: The budget outlook isn’t great, House members hear.

Obama: Here’s how the Louisiana congressional delegation responded to President Obama’s final State of the Union:

BESE: The state education board is moving Istrouma High back to local control.


  • President Barack Obama arrives in Baton Rouge this evening. He’s expected to be greeted by Gov. John Bel Edwards at the airport and will stay in a downtown Baton Rouge hotel before appearing at McKinley High on Thursday. The Advocate will be part of the local pool so follow along for the latest updates with@elizabethcrisp and @theadvocatebr.
  • The state House continues its budget hearings. Watch along

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