Today in The Rundown: Gov. Bobby Jindal reveals where he’ll make his big announcement later this month; with just days to go the Louisiana Legislature remains without a final budget deal; lawmakers raise concerns over medical marijuana; and more.

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Days until session ends: 3

Days until the 2015 primary election day: 138

Days until the runoff (as needed): 166

The News

Budget crunch: There are three days left in the session and a budget deal still hasn’t been finalized. http://bit.ly/1cHHeHJ

GOP 2016: Bobby Jindal’s presidential exploratory committee revealed a few more details about his June 24 announcement in an email to supporters on Monday. http://bit.ly/1KlfiHl

Common Core: One of the bills making up the Common Core compromise won final approval on Monday. http://bit.ly/1cHHIxD

LSU: LSU’s Student Government on Monday will release a legislative report card, grading each state lawmaker on their records on higher education issues this session. http://bit.ly/1cHHOFk

Medical marijuana: Some lawmakers worry medical marijuana could spur corruption. http://bit.ly/1cHHF51

BR City Court: An ongoing disagreement among the Baton Rouge delegation over the City Court’s racial makeup has left a redistricting plan up in the air. http://bit.ly/1cHHW7P

HIV: In an about face, the Louisiana Senate on Monday approved a bill that would allow inmates leaving state prisons to undergo tests for the virus that causes AIDS. http://bit.ly/1HXLHPh

Southern U: A new president-chancellor of the SU System will likely be named Friday. The search is down to two finalists, after one candidate said he’s no longer interested in pursuing the job. http://bit.ly/1QGiVHG

LCTCS: Monty Sullivan, the head of the state’s community and technical college system, spoke to the BR Press Club on Monday. http://bit.ly/1cHHnuQ

Solar: Homeowners who lease solar systems and the installers who lease them, won’t be able to take part in the lucrative tax credit program if legislation the Louisiana Senate has approved wins an OK from the House. http://bit.ly/1cHHBC0


House Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on HR 94 (dealing with registrars of voters) meets at 11 a.m.

House and Senate come in at 9 a.m.

House Order of the Day: http://bit.ly/LAHouseOrder

Senate Daily Digest: http://bit.ly/LASenateDigest

Watch the House online: http://bit.ly/LAHouseChamber

Watch the Senate online: http://bit.ly/LASenateChamber

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