1130 AM LRN News

A bill prohibiting the handheld use of a cellphone when you’re behind the wheel makes passage out of the House. Breaux Bridge Representative Mike Huval’s bill would impose a $25 fine for the first offense and $50 for a second violation.

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The vote was 76-21 and the bill now heads to the Senate. 

After a surprisingly robust attempt to legalize marijuana ultimately failed to pass in the House Governor Edwards admits his personal views on the issue are changing. As recently as earlier this year he stated his opposition to legalization, but now admits it’s likely going to happen but before we do it here we need to study other state’s who have legalized it…

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Governor Edwards made the comments on this monthly talk show Ask the Governor.

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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The Louisiana Department of Health was joined by a number of pediatricians from across the state in urging Louisiana parents to get their children vaccinated. Currently, kids 12 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine and there are indications that could be extended to kids five and up in the near future.