4:30 LRN Newscast April 28

Just a day after the Senate approved Constitutional Carry on a veto-proof majority a House committee advances their own version on an 8-4 vote. Matt Doyle has more.

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And then there were three. The list of presidential candidates for LSU is narrowed down to three finalists, it includes UL system president Jim Henderson. Finalists will visit the university in person next week for interviews and meet with administrators. Notably absent is Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne.

Starting today local governments can choose whether or not they’d like to maintain the mask mandate. Governor Edwards says he lifted the statewide rule because of declining case counts and increasing vaccinations, but even though he’s personally vaccinated he will continue to mask up in public settings.

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The statewide mask mandate went into effect on July 13, 2020.

Houma Representative Mike Fesi decides not to move forward with his bill to require a juvenile to get written consent from both parents to receive gender therapy. Advocates, health professionals, and transgender individuals like this LSU student testified against it.

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Senate Health and Welfare Chairman Fred Mills says he received 400 calls in opposition to the legislation.