530 PM LRN News

Legal sports betting in Louisiana might not happen before the start of the football season. Louisiana Casino Association Executive Director Wade Duty says the Gaming Control Board must finalize the rules and issue licenses and they do not have a chairman at the moment.

Cut 3 (12)  “…regulatory side.”

Lake Charles Republican Senator Ronnie Johns is said to be one of the contenders for the post.

290 of Louisiana’s small and mid-sized communities and municipalities will receive 315 million dollars in American Rescue Plan funding split between now and next June. Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says cities like Baker and villages like Noble will have few restrictions on how the funds can be used…

Cut 6 (12) “…revenue loss”

New vaccinations are up 14 percent since the launch of a COVID vaccine incentive lottery according to the State Health Department. State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter says we can’t know for sure if Shot at a Million is the reason for the bump, but whatever the reason they’re grateful…

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Kanter says about 38-percent of the state has received at least one shot and is thus eligible to register for the vaccine lottery.

KIK Consumer Products and Governor Edwards announced today a $170-million investment in a chlorine manufacturing plant in Calcasieu Parish. The dedication of the new Westlake facility is on the site of the previous plant that was destroyed 10 months ago when it caught on fire during Hurricane Laura. KIK COO, Jeff Schmitt….

Cut 9 (10) “…with us.”