9:30 LRN Newscast July 1

There’s growing sentiment that the Legislature will hold a veto override session. Legislators are upset the governor has vetoed a conceal carry bill and legislation that would prohibit transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports. Governor Edwards says the anti-transgender bill could result in Louisiana losing major sporting events like the NCAA Final Four scheduled for New Orleans next year…
cut 11 (11) “…tourism”

Starting today, college athletes can sign endorsement deals to promote products and give social media shoutouts and still retain their collegiate eligibility. LSU Deputy Director of Athletics and C-O-O Stephanie Rempe says universities can’t be directly involved in setting up endorsement deals but can help student-athletes secure these opportunities…
cut 5 (11) “….the deal”
LSU Quarterback Myles Brennan announced a deal with Smoothie King today, while cornerback Derek Stingley Junior says he’s partnering with Walk-On’s restaurants.

Two Louisiana Congressmen were among the delegation of Republicans who visited the US-Mexican border with former President Donald Trump Wednesday. Matt Doyle has more…
Cut 2 (29) “…I’m Matt Doyle.”

The St. Tammany Parish Council has voted to give voters a chance to decide if they want a casino complex in the Slidell area. It will appear on the November 13th ballot.

Former Lt. Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris has passed away at age of 99. He served two terms as Lt Governor in the 1970s and also lost close races for governor and mayor of New Orleans.