9:30 LRN Newscast

State higher education leaders are giving the “thumbs up” to the state budget passed last week at the Capitol. University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson says lawmakers did ‘amazing work” on crafting a budget that fully funds schools under his banner. He says there were a lot of fiscal resources available to legislators, but when you have a lot of available resources…:
Cut 10 (11) “…this investment.”
The budget still needs the governor’s signature.

Meanwhile, on capitol hill, Louisiana Congresswoman Julia Letlow had the opportunity to question FDA Commissioner Robert Califf about the nationwide baby formula shortage…
cut 13 (11) “…is distibuting”
The Biden administration has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed up the production of infant formula.

The Senate Education Committee approves a House-backed measure that would hold back third-graders from advancing to the fourth grade if they score poorly multiple times on a literacy test…
Cut 1 (32) “…I’m Michelle Southern.”

Authorities in Hammond say they continue to search for others who were involved in Thursday night’s shooting on Southeastern Louisiana University’s campus that injured four. Detectives say it was gang-related. So far 20-year-old Trent Thomas of Hammond was arrested. The people injured were on campus for Hammond High’s graduation ceremonies suffered non-life-threatening injuries