Today in The Rundown: The latest on the Legislature’s special session; more bills signed into law by the governor; higher ed advocates rally; and more news in Louisiana politics today.
Days until the 2018 special session must end: 11
Days until the start of the new fiscal year: 38
Days until most laws passed in 2018 regular session take effect (unless otherwise stated in law): 69
Session: Work is starting on tax measures but the outlook is uncertain after the first committee hearing. http://bit.ly/2GK2snF
Gambling: With casino executives peering over his shoulder, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed Wednesday the law that allows the state’s 15 riverboat casinos to operate onshore in a larger space for gambling. http://bit.ly/2klUXL3
Colleges: It was higher ed day at the Capitol on Wednesday. More on Gov. Edwards address and the turnout. http://bit.ly/2GLnr9w
House comes in at 4 p.m. (Agenda: bit.ly/LAHouseOrder), and the Senate convenes at 2 p.m. (Agenda: bit.ly/LASenateDigest).
- Ways and Means meets at 10 a.m. in Room 6.
- Revenue and Fiscal Affairs meets at 11 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.
@LouisianaGov speaking to rally outside Senate & House chamber about protecting higher ed & passing tax bills.
— Natalie Mechell Anderson (@natalie_mechell) May 23, 2018
— skooks (@skooks) May 23, 2018
With the potential of heavy rain over Memorial Day Weekend remember not to drive through flooded roadways. pic.twitter.com/CTclxCy7Oo
— Louisiana DOTD (@La_DOTD) May 23, 2018
— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) May 23, 2018
I started my day with “evacuteers” and emergency preparedness teams from various agencies in an evacuation exercise in New Orleans. In evacuations, @LouisianaDCFS is responsible for registering and manifesting evacuees. Are you ready? https://t.co/mEpBUW4B8k pic.twitter.com/zb5CrESXsQ
— Marketa G. Walters (@DCFSSecretary) May 23, 2018
— Sharon Hewitt (@sharonhewitt) May 23, 2018