Welcome to The Rundown, your guide to what’s happening in the Louisiana Legislature and go-to source for news about Louisiana politics and Gov. Bobby Jindal, brought to you by The Advocate.
Days until session ends: 9
Days until the 2015 primary election day: 144
Days until the runoff (as needed): 172
Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? The governor travelled to Manchester, N.H. for an event Sunday and was expected to return to Baton Rouge today.
House: If they are absent, how can legislators vote? http://bit.ly/1GOl0QS
Health care: Baton Rouge General–Mid City closed its emergency room to save itself but is exploring more changes as the hospital maneuvers to find a way forward in a competitive market. http://bit.ly/1KH3Uqj
Budget crunch: The public advocates for funds. http://bit.ly/1KH3YGG
Gov 2015: State lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal are moving to adopt a budget with so many short-term fixes that they will dump Louisiana’s fiscal crisis into the hands of the next governor and Legislature. http://bit.ly/1KH43dn
SAVE: A Louisiana House legislative committee on Sunday abruptly canceled plans to take up a crucial but convoluted tax measure on Monday — a measure whose fate could determine whether the Legislature will confront Gov. Bobby Jindal over next year’s budget in the final days of the legislative session. http://bit.ly/1KH3NLp
ICYMI: Here’s the kick off to The Advocate’s Hurricane Katrina 10-year anniversary special. http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/katrina/
GOP 2016: Gov. Bobby Jindal has been advised to not use his taxpayer-funded office for certain politically-charged messages. http://bit.ly/1KH4gNS
Capitol Buzz: Bill Cassidy owes $4K: http://bit.ly/1KH4bJT
- Appropriations 9 a.m.
- Civil Law and Procedure meets at 10 a.m.
Ways and Means meets at 10:30 a.m.
- Revenue and Fiscal Affairs meets at 10 a.m.
- Finance meets at 2 p.m.
- Retirement meets at noon
House comes in at 1 p.m.; Senate comes in at 4 p.m.