Today in The Rundown: Gov. John Bel Edwards is in DC for meetings; the budget outlook isn’t great; Bobby Jindal has jury duty; and more.

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Days until the Louisiana presidential primary: 44
Days until the 2016 regular Louisiana legislative session: 53* (*Note: A special session is expected to be called Feb. 14.)

The News

JBE: Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to show the state Legislature what $1.9 billion in cuts would look like.

Jindal: Gov. Bobby Jindal has jury duty.

LSU: A professor who was fired over language used in the classroom is suing LSU.

Superdome: Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco and six others were named Wednesday by Gov. John Bel Edwards to replace the entire board that oversees the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Education: Seven influential education groups say local school districts will face a $95 million charge if the state adopts retirement changes that have been recommended by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera.

Juvenile justice: Advocates are pushing for Louisiana to raise the age to enter the adult criminal justice system.


  • Gaming Control Board meets at 10 a.m.
  • Public Retirement Systems Actuarial Committee meets at 1:30 p.m.
  • Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division meets upon adjournment of Gaming Control Board meeting.

Gov. Edwards is in Washington, D.C. for various meetings and D.C. Mardi Gras festivities. Edwards has scheduled meetings with federal officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the Louisiana Congressional delegation.

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