9:30 LRN Newscast April 28

Governor John Bel Edwards partially lifts the statewide mask mandate effective today…
Cut 11 (08) “…regarding masks.”
Masks will still be required inside state buildings, K-through-12 schools, colleges, and universities, on public transportation, and healthcare facilities.

Legislation that would prohibit the execution of nighttime no-knock warrants clears a Senate committee. State Police Lt. Robert Burns says LSP backs the change, noting it’s already being phased out of use…
Cut 8 (11) “…occupants of the property.”
The measure heading to the Senate floor also prohibits police officers from using chokeholds.

LSU is down to three finalists to be president of the LSU system, one of the finalists is U-L System Leader Doctor Jim Henderson.

The Louisiana Senate approves legislation doing away with the need to obtain a permit to conceal carry in Louisiana on a veto-proof 27 to 11 vote. West Monroe Senator Jay Morris says this bill is about liberty…
Cut 4 (10)“…permission.”
The proposal faces opposition from Governor Edwards and other Democrats, who are concerned it could lead to more gun violence because getting a concealed carry permit requires training on how to handle a gun. Lafayette Senator Gerald Boudreaux says without that training…
cut 6 (06) “…west”
The measure heads to the House for more debate.

A bill that seeks to legalize recreational marijuana use is heading to the House floor after getting out of the House Criminal Justice Committee on a seven to five vote. It would give voters a chance to vote on the issue in November 2022.