A recent study has shown nine percent of visitors to Louisiana were impacted by something they saw in a film or on television and now the state is showcasing those production locations with the all-new movie trail. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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One of the most conservative members of the Louisiana Legislature says he’s supporting the unanimous jury verdict constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot November 6th.
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The university’s value ranking is out doing its SEC football ranking, as LSU is listed in the top half of the SEC according to both Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Rankings as well as Forbes American’s Top Colleges. Kevin Barnhart has the details.
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The Bayou State is home to the production of many famous movies and television programs, and the state wants to make it easier for tourists to scope out where those films were shot with a movie trail. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says it’s a big visitor draw for the state.
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Nungesser says the movie trail will showcase locations from both modern and classic films.
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The Republican Judiciary PAC is backing a constitutional amendment on the fall ballot that would require unanimous jury verdicts in all criminal cases. It’s yet another conservative organization who’s backing what was legislation that began with one of the Capitol’s most liberal lawmakers. Erath Representative, Republican Blake Miguez says he’s backing the amendment and hopes other right leaning voters will as well.
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He says he was swayed after discussing the amendment with other conservative legal experts who detailed the amendment’s solid credentials, and past support from luminaries such as…
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Miguez, one of the most conservative lawmakers in the state, says if the founding father’s support for unanimous juries doesn’t sway you, then this should…
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Louisiana is one of only two states in the nation that does not require a unanimous jury verdict for conviction in criminal cases.
The Louisiana Lottery says they aren’t too concerned about facing some new competition to the East next year from Mississippi, who’s passed legislation authorizing the creation of their own lotto. Mississippi’s governor projected the net tax loss for Louisiana at 15 million dollars a year. Louisiana Lotto Communications Director Kimberly Chopin says the Magnolia State does contribute to Bayou State.
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The I-10 and I-20 Corridors feature a ton of cross state traffic, which Chopin estimates is where most of the Mississippi lotto purchases occur at. She says there’s who a few sellers who may notice a drop in lotto ticket purchases as a result.
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If the state were to see a the possible six percent drop from Mississippi traffic taking its business away from Louisiana, it would roughly correspond to a 10 million dollar drop in revenue for K through 12 funding. But Chopin says she doesn’t anticipate the rival will be a significant drain on state coffers.
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LSU is the highest ranked Louisiana university and in the top half of the SEC at fifth, according to Washington Monthly 2018 College Guide and Rankings. The favorable result comes just days following Forbes also recognizing the purple and gold in its top college rankings. LSU President F. King Alexander says he credits the latest accolades to the return on investment students see upon graduation.
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Alexander says only one out of three students graduate with any undergraduate debt, when the national average is eighty-two percent.
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Alexander says the most recent freshmen class is looking promising in continuing the positive trends of the school.
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The college football season gets underway tonight and there are two games in Louisiana. Tulane hosts Wake Forest and Southeastern Louisiana visits ULM. The Warhawks are coming off a 4-8 campaign, but Coach Matt Viator believes his squad can be much better this season
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ULM returns Caleb Evans at quarterback, who accounted for 30 touchdowns rushing and passing. Lions Head Coach Frank Scelfo says he’s impressed with Evans and the Warhawks defense…
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Northwestern State is also in in action tonight as they begin the season in College Station where they’ll take on the Texas A&M Aggies. Head Coach Brad Laird has not named a starter at quarterback as he plans to play both senior Clay Holgorsen and junior Shelton Eppler
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The Demons are huge underdogs in tonight’s game on the SEC Network. Laird says he wants his team to play as well as they can…
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