12:30 LRN Newscast July 5

After 27 months the Louisiana National Guard has officially ended its pandemic response operations. Brooke Thorington has more.

Cut 1 (32) “…I’m Brooke Thorington.”

Compared to the rest of the nation, Louisiana’s economy is in the midst of a steep decline. Numbers indicate that 46 of 50 states are seeing a waning in economic activity, but Louisiana has seen some of the worst numbers. University of Louisiana at Lafayette economist Gary Wagner said that in the decade prior to the pandemic Louisiana had the slowest growing economy in the entire nation.

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With the 2022 midterm elections closing in, could a GOP wave be forming? JMC Analytics pollster and political analyst John Couvillon (COO-vee-yon) says the GOP is galvanized against the Biden administration and its policies. He says independent voters just want to have competence in office, hence the bleeding of no-party votes away from the Democrats…:

Cut 12 (09) “…again in 2024.”