4:30 LRN Newscast August 25

Republican members of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation do not support President Biden’s plan to cancel or in some cases reduce the student loan debt for millions of Americans. Senator Bill Cassidy calls it a spit in the face of Louisiana families who are struggling to get by…:

CUT 09(13)      “…they make.”

Cassidy says the President is spending 300-billion dollars that the country does not have.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is defending the 43-thousand dollars spent on a four-day trip to France where she signed a “sister city” agreement with a resort town on the French Riviera. Cantrell says the trip allowed her to promote tourism back to Louisiana…:

CUT 12(11)      “…city of New Orleans.”


While many blame the Biden Administration for the increase in gas prices after a ban on new oil and gas leases, the state’s chief regulator of the industry says drilling activity is up in Louisiana…:

CUT 02(32)      “…Thorington.”

DOTD says parts of I-10 through Baton Rouge could be reduced to ONE LANE for a full year, while workers widen the highway. The planned one-lane section will be short, and it’s not expected to begin until early 2024.