1:30 LRN Newscast July 21

The State Bond Commission agrees to withhold SOME state funding for the City of New Orleans; a response to Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s vow to NOT enforce the state’s abortion ban law. Attorney General Jeff Landry made the request. A $39-million line of credit for the city’s Sewerage & Water Board has been suspended by a 12-2 VOTE. Commission member and Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is in full support…:

CUT 09(12)      “…be impeached.”

Senator Bill Cassidy’s bill to provide the state bigger revenue shares of offshore energy developed passed the U.S. Senate Energy committee this morning. Cassidy says the bill will lift a cap on state revenue sharing (currently at $375-million a year), and create a revenue sharing mechanism for offshore wind energy..:

CUT 07(11)      “…other coastal states.”

A bunch of senators have signed on as co-sponsors; a good indication it could pass the full Senate.


The BA.5 variant has the current surge of COVID in Louisiana on track to become one of the longest surges yet…:

CUT 01(34)      “…Brooke Thorington.”

A Jefferson Parish family is upset at their high bill from Entergy; especially because there’s been no power to their home since Hurricane Ida. The Avondale residents say the power company wants $2200, but the wire to their meter has been cut for the past 11 months. So far, no response from Entergy.