Stuff You Need to Know…and Other Stuff You Don’t

Top Capitol Story: The Revenue Estimating Conference is going to meet on Thursday at 7:30 a.m., so don’t stay out too late tomorrow night. Will the fiscal cliff number go up or down? Let us know what you think by shooting predictions to news@LaPolitics.com.

— There’s a drive to raise a Russian fish for its eggs in Natchitoches Parish. So there’s that.

— Speaking of Mother Russia, the Russia-Facebook scandal has nothing to do with fish but it did finally receive the Greg Hilburn treatment. (LaPolitics Weekly will have a followup story on this issue Thursday.)

— A species of snake native to north Looziana (Greg Hilburn is a native too) has become endangered.

Melinda Deslatte is worried about legislative hide-and-seek. In terms of the item above, she’s likely glad that snakes haven't appeared on Press Row. Yet. Because sometimes they do. (And by snakes we mean snakes, not sneaky Capitol types.)

— Whip Steve Scalise is campaigning for speaker, just in case

— Sen. John Milkovich got Gilled this weekend.

— There was way too much talk about animal husbandry during last night’s post-Capitol gatherings.

Tom Casey was remembered at the top of a Mark Ballard column that likewise raised questions about local governments.

— Congressman Mike Johnson is playing nice.

— High Times magazine wrote about Rep. Dodie Horton. Seriously.

— There was a sobering debate yesterday about bulletproof backpacks.

— Compromisers don't make great heroes, according to Walter Isaacson.

— “It concerns me that we would slant our laws in favor of an insurer.”

Helena said goodbye.

The clock is running out in Baton Rouge.

— Capitol press corps dean Jim Beam gets asked a lot about Baton Rouge when he's home in Lake Charles.

— Rep. Royce Duplessis officially became the newest member of the House today.

— The Senate rejected Sen. Troy Carter’s bill to ban assault weapon sales to those under the age of 21. The Citizens for Louisiana Job Creators PAC, which tends to promote Attorney General Jeff Landry, labeled the bill as a “gun grab.”

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