3:30 LRN Newscast Jan 5

Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are splitting tomorrow’s Congressional vote to certify the Presidential Election results with Cassidy for and Kennedy against. LSU Poli Sci Professor Robert Hogan says it will be interesting to watch how the state’s House Republican Delegation votes given how conservative those districts are…

Cut 11 (10) “..Presidency”

Unemployed workers are receiving an extra 300-dollars a week now and Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie says the extra benefit is expected to last until March 13th. She says since the onset of the pandemic, the state has distributed about seven billion dollars in funds to nearly 700-thousand Louisianans…

Cut 14 (12) “…uptick in cases” 

The extra money is the result of the COVID Relief bill approved by Congress.

A new law took effect this year that requires health insurance companies to cover newly developed precision genetic treatments for cancer patients. River Ridge Senator Kirk Talbot authored the law and says it helps cancer patients wanting to try new procedures.

Cut 3 (12)  “.body”

The wife of the late Congressman-elect Luke Letlow is reportedly considering a run for his seat. USA Today Network reporter Greg Hilburn broke the story Julia Letlow has been asked to run. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says if Julia Letlow does run, the campaigns of her opponents will take on a different tone.

Cut 8 (11) “…tragic loss.”

Qualifying for the March 20th special election is January 20th through the 22nd.