11:30 LRN Newscast July 22

The veto session’s failure to override legislation to ban transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports is a victory for the transgender community. President of Louisiana Trans Advocates Dylan Waguespack says when the final vote failed to reach a two-thirds majority in the House he was both excited and relieved.

Cut 3 (08) “…needed.” 

Governor Edwards says the bill unfairly targets children who are going through unique challenges and offers solutions to an issue that does not exist in Louisiana.

But Louisiana Family Forum President Gene Mills says transgender athletes pose a threat to women’s sports and he’s disappointed House members did not rise to the occasion and remedy the issue.

Cut 16 (09) “…(x2) away.”

The Senate vetoed the bill with a two-thirds majority vote, but the House missed a two-thirds majority by two votes.

The Joint Budget Committee has approved a new naming rights deal for the Superdome. The iconic stadium is now the Caesars Superdome. During the meeting, lawmakers received a rendering of what signage will look like with Caesar’s name on the Dome. Monroe Senator Katrina Jackson is not a fan

Cut 7 (08) “…cartoony”

Contract terms are not finalized, and the Saints says they will use money from the deal to go towards stadium renovations on the state-owned building.

The Rolling Stones will make a special visit to Jazz Fest on Wednesday, October 13th. Festival producer Quint Davis says this long-awaited trip to Jazz Fest is two years in the making after the rock and roll legends first had to cancel their planned appearance in 2019…

Cut 9 (13) “…pandemic.”

Tickets go on sale July 30th.