11:30 LRN Newscast April 30

Another poll finds a majority of Louisiana residents support legalizing recreational marijuana. Erik Piccoli has the story…

Cut 1 (31) “…I’m Erik Piccoli.”

Governor John Bel Edwards says the removal of House Education Committee Chairman Representative Ray Garofalo is justified. The Chalmette representative is under fire after a comment during committee testimony that there may have been good parts of slavery went viral.

College athletes would profit from their name, image, and likeness under a bill that also received approval from the Senate Education Committee. But Minden Senator Robert Mills is concerned that if college athletes make money from their name and likeness, it could result in NCAA penalties against Louisiana colleges…

Cut 16 (11) “…scared to death.”

A bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and vaping products in Louisiana from 18 to 21 passes in House Judiciary 8 to 2. Denham Springs High School Assistant Principal John Easterly testified that a quarter of the suspensions he handles are students smoking cigarettes or vaping.

Cut 8 (06) “…period of time.”


The measure now heads to the house floor for debate.