1:30 LRN Newscast July 22

Governor Edwards was open about the full-court press his administration put on to preserve his veto of the transgender athlete ban bill despite complaints from some Republicans and conservative activists. Edwards says he used every tool in his belt because the transgender ban was discriminatory and bad for business in Louisiana.

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The veto session’s failure to override the veto 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 he heard the final vote in the House Wednesday it was a relief.

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The house failed to reach a two-thirds majority required for the override by two votes.

The Joint Budget Committee has approved a new naming rights deal for the Superdome. The iconic sports stadium is now the Caesars Superdome. Contract terms are not finalized, but Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt learns that all of the money generated from the new naming rights deal will go to the Saints

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The Saints say all of the money from the naming rights deal will go towards renovations of the state-owned building.

The Rolling Stones will make a special visit to Jazz Fest on Wednesday, October 13th. Festival producer Quint Davis says the Stones have been itching to play the iconic festival and since the disastrous 1969 show in Altamont, they really haven’t played many…

Cut 10 (10) “..stadium.”

Tickets go on sale next Friday.