2:30 LRN Newscast Jan 23

The woman who has been Attorney General Jeff Landry’s 2nd-in Command for seven years says she wants to be Louisiana’s next attorney general. Solicitor General Liz Murrill says she has worked closely and effectively with Landry, and – if he is elected governor – she expects that will continue…:

CUT 11  (12)        “…it needs to go.”

As Solicitor General, Murrill has argued Louisiana cases before the U.S. Supreme Court five times. She joins other announced A.G. candidates John Stefanski, a GOP state lawmaker from Crowley and John Belton, the D.A. from the Monroe area, who is running under No Party.

Bad weather is expected tomorrow for Louisiana, as a strong low pressure system takes aim on the state. Widespread rain will quickly develop Tuesday morning and then become heavy; possibly severe at times Tuesday afternoon. Behind all that rain another period of cooler temperatures.


Louisiana is assisting California after heavy rain caused flooding and landslides. A four-person recovery team from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness left today. GOHSEP spokesperson Mike Steele says Louisiana got word of California’s needs through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact which offers assistance during governor-declared states of emergency…:

CUT 13 (13)      “…accept it.”

In a newly released video, Louisiana Democratic Party chair Katie Bernhardt talk like a candidate for governor, but falls short of actually declaring she will run. So far, no Democrat has made an official announcement. “LAPolitics.com” publisher Jeremy Alford says several names are being tossed around, like the D.A. in Baton Rouge…:

CUT 05 (08)      “…be Hillar Moore.”

To date, four Republicans and one Independent have announced their candidacy for the October primary.