430 PM LRN News

It appears that sports betting will not be available in Louisiana for the start of the college football season. Louisiana Casino Association Executive Director Wade Duty says late fall is now a more realistic outcome due to the Gaming Control Boards’ lack of chairman and the sometimes lengthy process new gaming policies are put through before adoption…

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The Gaming Control Board is not expected to meet again until July 15th

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says 315 million dollars in federal aid will be heading to 290 small to medium sized Louisiana communities as a result of the American Rescue Plan…

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About half of the funds will be delivered this month and the other half will be delivered next June.

Since announcing the Shot at a Million COVID vaccine incentive campaign Louisiana has seen a 14 percent increase in the number of new vaccinations. State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter says a chance at a million dollars is certainly a big incentive but for some folks the lure of money just won’t be enough to get them off the fence…

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Kanter says about 35-percent of the state is fully vaccinated and 38-percent have initiated the series.

Governor John Bel Edwards was in southwest Louisiana today for the groundbreaking announcement of BioLab’s new 170-million dollars chlorine manufacturing plant in Westlake. A previous chlorine facility at the site caught on fire and was damaged during Hurricane Laura. Edwards says the project will create 82 direct jobs and retain 19 existing jobs

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