8:30 LRN Newscast May 20

Business groups are calling on Governor Edwards to stop enhanced unemployment benefits so more people will reenter the workforce. Brooke Thorington has more…
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House Republicans are pushing to pass a tax swap plan that would lower income tax rates in exchange for eliminating a popular tax break. But a bill that would give voters a chance to approve the tax reform proposal failed by four votes yesterday. House Ways and Means Chairman Stuart Bishop plans to bring the legislation up for another vote today.

The Louisiana Senate has approved a bill that sets up the regulation for sports betting for the 55 parishes that approved the activity last fall. Lake Charles Senator Ronnie Johns…
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Lawmakers hope sports betting can be available on your phone, at casinos and kiosks at restaurants and bars that serve liquor by the start of the football season.

Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter says he had a very candid conversation yesterday with President Joe Biden about the struggles and needs of his city in the wake of unprecedented natural disasters. Louisiana’s Congressional delegation has been pushing for a federal disaster aid package and Senator John Kennedy says it’s time to get it done..
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