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The sun sets behind the Louisiana State Capitol, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.

Today in The Rundown: The latest on the state budget, flood recovery and more news from the Louisiana Legislature. 

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Countdown…

Days until the 2018 regular legislative session must end: 49

The News

Budget: HB1 is slated to be heard in House Appropriations today, with a floor vote on the bill planned for Thursday. http://bit.ly/2HrVd8e

Marriage: State lawmakers are considering a proposal to increase the minimum age to get married in Louisiana. http://bit.ly/2HHqHVT

Gaming: A New Orleans businessman has set out on a fight against a bill in the Legislature that he says is bad for taxpayers. http://bit.ly/2vnkJaa

RestoreLA: Here's the latest on the state's recovery from 2016's floods. http://bit.ly/2J0epqR

Happening today 

The House comes in at 2 p.m., and the Senate convenes at 5:30 p.m.

House Committees 

  • Appropriations meets at 9 a.m. in Room 5.
  • Transportation, Highways and Public Works meets at 9 a.m. in Room 3.
  • Civil Law and Procedure meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 4.
  • Ways and Means meets at 10:00 am Room 6.

Senate Committees 

  • Finance meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room A-B.
  • Retirement meets at 4 p.m. in Room E.
  • Revenue and Fiscal Affairs meets at 4 p.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.

Michael Henderson, director of LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge luncheon at noon at the Belle of Baton Rouge.

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