6:30 LRN newscast May 3

A Market Dynamic Research Group survey finds about half of recent visitors to Louisiana say it was a movie or TV show featuring Louisiana that inspired their trip to the Bayou State. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says that translates to $2.5 billion in tourism revenue.
Cut 10 (09) “…in Louisiana.”

The Senate Finance committee is scheduled to hear Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt’s legislation today that would give St. Tammany Parish residents the opportunity to vote on whether they want a casino in Slidell. Peninsula Pacific Entertainment wants to build the 250-million dollar casino resort. Advocate Reporter Tyler Bridges says Slidell religious leaders are lobbying hard against the legislation…….
cut 5 (12) “…broken families”
The meeting begins at 9:30.

The FDA’s decision to ban menthol cigarettes in the U-S could have sweeping impacts on smoking rates and even a greater effect in Louisiana. Brooke Thorington explains
Cut 3 (30) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”