Meeting held in advance of session: The Louisiana Association of Business & Industry will hold its annual Legislative Issues Conference at 7 a.m. Friday at the business group’s conference center. Dan Juneau, LABI president, will be the featured speaker, along with John LeBlanc, director of the organization’s tax and finance council. Breakfast will be provided. Registration is $10. For more details, e-mail LaJeanL@labi.org.
Boilermakers say they are committed to Painter: Purdue men’s basketball coach Matt Painter will meet with officials at Missouri regarding its vacant head coaching position. However, Purdue says it is committed to keeping him. The 40-year-old Painter has been selected as the Big Ten’s coach of the year three times and led the Boilermakers to Sweet 16 appearances in 2009 and 2010. Purdue (26-8) made it to the third round of this year’s NCAA tournament but was knocked out by Final Four participant Virginia Commonwealth. Last year, Purdue rewarded Painter with a new contract through the 2016-17 season. It includes a $1.3 million base salary and up to $1 million in incentives.