2:30 LRN Newscast July 21

The state Bond Commission will withhold at least SOME state money from the City of New Orleans, to send a message to the Mayor who has vowed NOT to enforce the state’s abortion ban law. The $39-million for the Sewerage & Water Board held back, is in response to a request from Attorney General Jeff Landry who wanted it ALL held back. One commission member voting against that was Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne…:

CUT 10(09)      “…politically correct vote.”

The Bond Commission will consider again next month whether to release that money to the city.

The President has COVID, despite four total COVID shots. Medical experts say that BA.5 variant is awfully easy to catch. Louisiana’s state Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says COVID in its 6th surge and this is one track to be the longest…:

CUT 03(07)      “…transmissible variant.”


Senator Bill Cassidy is elated at Senate Energy Committee approval of his offshore revenue sharing bill today. Called the RISE Act, that stands for Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems. Cassidy says the bill would remove limits on how much annual revenue sharing can flow into the state, and that money can be put to important use…:

CUT 08(12)      “…to natural resources.”

The bill goes now to the full Senate for debate. A number of Senators from all parties signed on as co-sponsors, which is good sign.

A Winn Parish woman and her unborn child were killed in a single-vehicle crash on state Highway 505 a few miles west of the town of Dodson. State Police say 32-year-old Bronwyn Chandler crashed into tree. She was taken to a hospital, but she and her baby didn’t make it.