10:30 LRN Newscast Dec 5

The race for Louisiana Public Service Commission’s third district is getting national attention. Fifty-seven-year-old incumbent Lambert Boissiere the third is facing off with thirty-year-old activist Davante Lewis. “LAPolitics.com “publisher Jeremy Alford says a major infusion of out-of-state donations is helping Lewis’ campaign and that are from environmental activists who want the energy industry to shift away from fossil fuels.

Cut 6 (09)  “…barnburner.” 

Both candidates are Democrats.


Early voting for the December 10th election ended over the weekend and according to the Secretary of State’s office more than 110-thousand ballots were cast during early voting. About 65% of those were in-person and the remainder absentee. It’s predicted that 12 to 15-percent of eligible voters will participate in the December 10th election overall.

The federal Department of Commerce reports inflation has slowed slightly; now at about 6 percent higher than one year ago.  Despite that, U.L.-Lafayette economics professor Gary Wagner says the 2022 holiday shopping season is expected to improve from last year…:

Cut 12 (10) “…that’s favorable.”


The LSU AgCenter says it’s possible this year’s sugarcane crop could set a new record if sugar recovery levels continue to perform well. LSU Ag Center sugarcane specialist Doctor Kenneth Gravois says early in the season, mills were struggling due to high molasses levels, but it appears the problem has solved itself…

Cut 9 (10)  “…sugar recovery”

According to the American Sugar Cane League, Louisiana’s sugar industry had an economic impact of about three-billion dollars in our state