A temporary restraining order in in effect against trigger laws in Louisiana and in the meantime, abortions can continue in Louisiana. Brooke Thorington has more form a pro-life organization.
Cut 1 (35) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”
House Speaker Clay Schexnayder says he’s considering running for Lt. Governor next year. More from Kevin Gallagher…:
Cut 2 (30) “…I’m Kevin Gallagher.”
Louisiana is experiencing an influx of sports bettors from Texas as it’s not legal to bet on sports in the Lone Star State. Kevin Gallagher has the story…
Cut 3 (28) “…I’m Kevin Gallagher.”
On Monday a New Orleans judge granted a temporary restraining order against trigger laws banning abortion in Louisiana once Roe v. Wade was overturned. Sarah Zagorski with the Louisiana Right to Life says they expected pro-choice groups to file legal maneuvers.
Cut 4 (12) “…very clear.”
Joanna Wright, a partner with Boies, Schiller, Flexner LLP, who filed the lawsuit, says Louisiana’s poor conceived trigger laws are unconstitutional and vague and violate due process.
Zagorski says they are working with Attorney General Jeff Landry to fight the restraining order and she’s confident the state’s trigger laws outlawing abortion will be upheld.
Cut 5 (08) “…that he can.”
Pro-choice advocates say the abortion ban will hurt Louisiana’s poor and only worsen the state’s infant and maternal mortality rates. Zagorski says there are programs in place to help.
Cut 6 (11) “…that situation.”
A hearing on the restraining order is set for July 8th in the meantime abortions can resume in the state.
Louisiana Speaker of the House Clay Schexnayder says he is considering running for Lt. Governor in 2023. The Ascension Parish Republican has served in the Legislature since 2012, and was elected speaker two years ago. Schexnayder says he has not made up his mind on the matter completely, but…:
Cut 7 (06) “…encouraging me to run.”
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser has made no secret he’s planning on running for Governor next year, and that would leave his position up for grabs. Schexnayder says he understands that being in charge of Culture, Recreation & Tourism – as well as state museums – is a big change from leading the House of Representatives…:
Cut 8 (14) “…the legislative side.”
Schexnayder says he will probably make an official announcement near the end of this summer, but – for now – he is fairly certain he’d like to run for Lt. Governor. He says he’s confident he is the right person for the job…:
Cut 9 (09) “…forward as well.”
A bill to establish colleges as a “hunger-free campus” in Louisiana has been signed into law. University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson praises the law and says it’s designed to address food insecurities among college students.
Cut 10 (07) “…award of.”
The law establishes a task force to create action plans focused on food insecurities on college campuses. Henderson says when he was at Northwestern group of students started a food pantry on campus and it quickly expanded due to demand. He says such programs are impactful and a hunger-free campus is one of many.
Cut 11 (06) “…be successful.”
Henderson says as school tuition and the cost of living has increased over the years and the current economy it’s only made the issue of hunger even more real on college campuses.
Cut 12 (07) “…opportune time.”
The chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board says casinos in Shreveport and Lake Charles are seeing an influx of sports bettors from Texas. Ronnie Johns says since sports betting is not legal in the Lone Star State, the properties on the western side of the state are benefitting and they are investing that money back into their casinos
Cut 13 (09) “…incredibly nice”
Johns says sports betting has been operational for over six months now and it’s produced 12-point-five million dollars in additional tax revenues for the state. He says 80-percent of that is from mobile sports betting. Johns says a portion of that money goes towards early education…
Cut 14 (12) “…sports betting”
Johns says sports betting has been a nice addition for the gaming industry, but casinos are reporting a decline in spending for amenities due to inflation, rising interest and high gas prices…
Cut 15 (10) “…activities.”
LSU Baseball Coach Jay Johnson believes he’s hired the best pitching coach in baseball. Wes Johnson is set to leave Minnesota as the Twins pitching coach to handle the same role for the Fighting Tigers. Tiger Rag Editor Tim Buckley says Wes Johnson brings a strong resume to the Bayou State…
Cut 16 (15) “…pitching coach.”
Buckley says bringing a pitching coach from the major leagues should help in recruiting…
Cut 17 (15) “ …like that”
Buckley says it’s been a busy offseason for Jay Johnson. who has also been busy adding starting infielders through the transfer portal…
Cut 18 (16) “ …some gusto”
Cut 19 (16) _“…when you know, you know.”
Cut 20 (12) “ …in high school”