Jay Dardenne will speak at Press Club on Feb. 1

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will speak at the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday, Feb. 1. Dardenne will talk about the state’s budget troubles and what the Edwards administration is considering to close the state’s financial gaps. Press Club meets on Mondays in the Iberville Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $13 for members and $17 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.