Today in The Rundown: Republican lieutenant governors visit New Orleans, I-10 widening prompts road closures, an analysis of traffic cam tickets and everything else you need to know in Louisiana politics today.
Days until election day: 123
LSU: An audit has found that LSU management did not follow its own protocols, choosing instead to create a private nonprofit to commercialize potentially lucrative software the university had developed. http://bit.ly/2I7jGza
Transportation: All lanes of Highland Road will be closed nightly at its intersection with Interstate 10 in the southeastern corner of East Baton Rouge Parish beginning next week as part of a project to widen the interstate to six lanes. http://bit.ly/2IwWv0q
Politics: Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is hosting the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association meeting in New Orleans this week. http://bit.ly/2IAsqNf
New Orleans: An analysis of traffic camera data by The Advocate suggests that if the Cantrell administration's goal was to make school zones safer when it secretly lowered the ticketing trigger, then notifying drivers would have been the right move. http://bit.ly/2IBrd8s
JBE: Gov. John Bel Edwards penned a tribute to New Orleans food icon Leah Chase. http://bit.ly/2IvWfi4
- Gov. John Bel Edwards will be in Thibodaux to sign legislation that creates a statewide framework for ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft at 2:30 p.m. on the Nicholls State University campus.
Outside the Capitol
- Republican State Sens. Bodi White and Rick Ward and Rep. Tony Bacala will recap the 2019 session at the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish's Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon at noon at Cafe Americain in Baton Rouge.
In honor of National Flag week, we presented an American Flag flown over the US Capitol to Sen. Regina Barrow who kicked off “Flag Week” with the “Celebrating the Red, White & Blue” ceremony to Honor Old Glory. @ReginaBarrow pic.twitter.com/0PbaLgLlyM— Rep. Garret Graves (@RepGarretGraves) June 10, 2019
The #MississippiAssociationForJustice convention was a success! It was great to see #GovernorJohnBelEdwards @LouisianaGov ,Mississippi lawyer, #RichardSchwartz @1call_ms, #JimHood @hoodforgovernor, and one of the #MorrisBart attorneys, Ken Altman, in attendance. #majconvention pic.twitter.com/SGmggY0oSj— Morris Bart (@MorrisBartLLC) June 10, 2019
From pool report on event honoring Indianapolis 500 winner at the White House today: POTUS "did not respond to shouted questions about whether aliens exist."— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) June 10, 2019
.@RepMikeJohnson took his turn in the hearing to question continued inquiry into Mueller report. "We're doing these political hearings. We're wasting the American people's time. There is critical work that we need to be doing but we're not because we're wasting time on this."— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) June 10, 2019
Elizabeth Crisp is The Advocate’s Washington, D.C. correspondent
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