10:30 LRN Newscast Feb 23

Entergy is planning to ask the Public Service Commission today they can charge customers more than $3 billion to cover storm repair costs. The PSC sets consumer rates, but companies can seek repair compensation. PSC Commissioner Foster Campbell says it may be time to revisit policies, especially considering Entergy’s ever-increasing profits.

Cut 6 (12)  “…is troubling.”

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is facing criticism after photos surfaced of her mask less at a Mardi Gras ball. New Orleans spokesperson Beau Tidwell says she only removed the mask to eat, drink and pose for photos but the city’s mask mandate remains in place through the Mardi Gras season…

cut 14 (08) “…this time”

Caddo Parish Republican state Representative Danny McCormick has filed a bill to allow individuals to defend their property during a riot by expanding what can be considered justifiable homicide. He says watching the riots of the spring and summer of 2020 caused him to bring the bill…:

Cut  11 (07)  “…up in Oregon.”  

Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell has filed her Fairness in Women’s Sports Act again for the March session, the is bill that was vetoed and garnered opposition from the transgender community. Now that some transgender athletes are breaking records previously set by women Mizell says reinforces the need for her bill.

Cut 9 (08)  “…the debate.”

Her bill was vetoed by Governor Edwards who called it mean-spirited. It prompted a veto session, but lawmakers failed to reach a two-thirds majority in the House to override the veto.