Today in The Rundown: Gov. Bobby Jindal issues final round of pardons; Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards’ transition team releases economic development report; and more .

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Days until gubernatorial inauguration and swearing in of other state-wide officials: 4

Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 58

Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 67* (*Note: A special session is expected to be called Feb. 14, but cannot be formally set until Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards takes office.)

The News

Jindal: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has commuted the sentence of his personal butler at the Governor’s Mansion and granted pardons to 20 people who were no longer behind bars.

Read the list of names and their offenses:

Transition news: Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards’ transition team on economic development released its final report on Wednesday.

Medicaid: The incoming head of the Department of Health and Hospitals is hiring.


  • The State Board of Elections Supervisors meets at the Capitol at 9 a.m. today. See the agenda and watch online.
  • Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meets at 9:30 a.m. at DWF’s headquarters in Baton Rouge.

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