6:30 LRN Newscast July 1

Governor Edwards stands firm on why he vetoed two high-profile bills with state lawmakers likely heading towards their first-ever override veto session. Legislation banning transgender females from competing in women’s sports passed with veto-proof margins in the House and Senate but Edwards says it’s a solution looking for a problem.
Cut 10 (07) “…prohibit.”
The governor has also vetoed a bill removing the need for a permit and training to conceal carry a weapon. Lawmakers will vote next month on whether to hold an override veto session.

Two Louisiana Congressmen, Clay Higgins and Mike Johnson, were at the U-S Mexico border yesterday with former President Donald Trump. Johnson says the trip was an effort to force the Biden Administration into going back to Trump-era immigration and border policies…
cut 9 (04) “…force”
Beginning today college athletes can now profit off of their name, image, and likeness and retain eligibility as the Division One Board of Directors approved an interim policy. LSU Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief Operating Officer Stephanie Rempe says athletes seeking compensation must do four things in order to properly market themselves.
Cut 4 (13) “…need permission.”

After a very lengthy meeting, the St. Tammany Parish council voted to give voters a chance to decide if they want a riverboat casino in Slidell. It will appear on the November 13th ballot.