The Rundown: A political dynasty’s future unclear and more news in Louisiana politics today

No 'shiny, new' buildings and legislative pet projects; state dollars this year reserved for roads and repairs _lowres
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS –The State Capitol building is aglow at sunset in this view from Capitol Park near the Old Arsenal.

Today in The Rundown: A twist in the proposed Harrah’s deal, how a bill might impact the state Health Secretary’s job, and more news in Louisiana politics today.

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Countdown…

Days until the 2018 regular legislative session must end: 35

The News

Gambling: A Las Vegas-based real estate company has an option to acquire Harrah’s New Orleans Casino — a potential transaction that was unknown to key state legislators who are considering major legislation sought by the casino’s owners. http://bit.ly/2Kk1BND

Education: A majority of the members of Louisiana’s top school board plan to seek re-election next year, which means the panel’s support for major changes in public schools likely will continue unless multiple incumbents are ousted. http://bit.ly/2FsCGUi

Health Department: A bill that would set new requirements and restrictions on state cabinet members in Louisiana could ensnare Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee. We spent some time following her last week to see what her job is like. http://bit.ly/2vUKdfb

New Orleans: A look at Louisiana’s Landrieu political dynasty and what’s ahead when Mitch Landrieu leaves the mayor’s office. http://bit.ly/2jibEGE

Schedler: More officials are calling on Secretary of State Tom Schedler to resign after The Advocate showed documents…

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