6:30 LRN Newscast February 23

Entergy is prepared to ask the Public Service Commission today if it can charge customers more than $3 billion to cover storm repair costs over the last two years. If Entergy’s request is approved, households would see a surcharge of $10 per month added to their bills for the next 15 years. PSC Commissioner Foster Campbell plans to vote no.
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Today’s P-S-C meeting begins at 10 AM in Metairie

Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell is once again attempting to pass her “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” after last year’s legislative effort forced the first veto session in modern history. The bill prohibits a female sports team from allowing athletes who are not biologically female to participate.
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Governor Edwards vetoed the bill because he called it mean-spirited and searching for a problem that doesn’t exist. The override attempt fell two votes short of a two-thirds majority in the House.

A bill for the regular legislative session next month would expand what constitutes “justifiable homicide.” Kevin Gallagher reports on a bill to allow the use of a gun to defend one’s property from rioters…:
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