9:30 LRN Newscast

A bill that would remove the possibility of jail time for possessing a small amount of marijuana is set to be heard in the Senate Judiciary C Committee today. The proposal has already received House Approval and Senate Judiciary C Chairman Franklin Foil…
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Funeral services are this morning at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge for former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, who passed away last week at the age of 77. Roemer was known as a reformer and political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the Harvard grad worked to improve education when he was in office from 1987-91…
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A second funeral service will take place Thursday in Shreveport.

House-approved legislation offering nurse practitioners more independence to practice without needing a collaborative agreement with a doctor is waiting to be heard on the Senate floor. Matt Doyle has more.
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The House votes 63-28 in favor of a resolution that would create a committee to study the potential impacts of legalizing marijuana. The panel would include law enforcement officials, prosecutors, along with lawmakers and community and business leaders.