Today in The Rundown: Conflicts of interest, kids' testimony and officer-involved shootings: Here's what's happening in Louisiana politics today.
Days until the 2018 regular legislative session must end: 52
LaLege Conflicts: The first in an Advocate+ProPublica series on conflicts of interest. Read about how state financial disclosure reporting laws appear to be easy to circumvent. http://bit.ly/2Hwl78u
Session: Instead of the $994M cliff the state was facing in the budget for the coming year, it may be about a $650M cliff, thanks to the latest state estimate. http://bit.ly/2GVXyZR
Congress: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is hitting fundraising records months into 2018 and as talk of a possible speaker bid heats up. http://bit.ly/2v6602U
School safety: A leader of the Louisiana House said Thursday he may push for a change in legislative rules after the chairman of a House committee blocked testimony from a young student who vainly pleaded to be heard. http://bit.ly/2JBUkYZ
Sterling: The Legislature may form a task force to study officer-involved shootings and whether the state needs any laws to guide how they are handled – a direct response to the recent outcome of the investigation into the death of Alton Sterling. http://bit.ly/2JIxRJN
House convenes at 11 a.m.
- Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs meets at 8:30 a.m. in Room 6.
- Judiciary meets at 9 a.m. in Room 1.
- Labor and Industrial Relations meets at 9 a.m. in Room 5.
- Retirement meets at 9 a.m. in Room 4.
@LouisianaGov addresses attendees of the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund Day at the Capitol in recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month. #Prevention is the goal. #lagov #lalege pic.twitter.com/aTRc1Ysp49— Bambi Polotzola (@bambipolotzola) April 12, 2018