7:30 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…
Cut 1 (34) “…I’m David Grubb.”

Governor John Bel Edwards is in Delaware this morning as he’s set to testify before the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The governor’s office says Edwards will discuss the importance of coastal restoration in the face of climate change.

A bill filed for the regular legislative session seeks to aid those who use a gun to defend their property during a riot or other social disorder. Oil City Representative Danny McCormick is the bill sponsor. The Caddo Parish Republican says his bill expands on what can be considered a “justifiable homicide”…:
Cut 10 (09) “…or burn down your home.”
He says watching the riots in 2020 caused him to bring the bill.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is facing criticism after photos surfaced of a maskless mayor at a Mardi Gras ball, even though Cantrell has imposed an indoor mask mandate. New Orleans spokesperson Beau Tidwell says Cantrell only removed the mask while eating and drinking and taking pictures and the city’s mask mandate remains in place through the Mardi Gras season…
cut 14 (08) “…this time”