3:30 LRN Newscast Jan 23

The state Board of Elementary & Secondary Education selects its new president for 2023. She is District 7 member Dr. Holly Boffy, who says she wants to lower the state truancy and dropout rates. She says kids often feel they’re not missed when they don’t attend, so they quit going…and a shortage of teachers has made that worse. Boffy says school systems are hiring now, and they hope to outreach people who may want to become a teacher…:

CUT 07(06)      “…opportunities that exist.”

GOHSEP is sending a team to help California with its recent flooding and landslides. Spokesman Mike Steele says other state’s help us when we are in need, and so…:

CUT 14(09)      “…the favor.”

The GOHSEP team left today.


In the 2023 Governor’s Race, no Democrat has officially declared candidacy, but the state Democratic Party chair has released a video that makes her sound like a candidate. In the 60-second video Katie Bernhardt, of Lafayette, says “help is on the way.” “LAPolitics.com publisher Jeremy Alford says she never mentions running for office, but sure sounds like a candidate…:

CUT 03(10)      “…difficult to tell.”

Alford says there are a number of Democrats who do not want Bernhardt to run for office.

One of those running for governor is Attorney General Jeff Landry, meaning his current job will be open. Landry’s 2nd-in-Command, solicitor General Liz Murrill has announced she will run to be the attorney general. After 7 years in her current job, she says she’s ready to “level up”…:

CUT 09(12)      “…and Attorney General.”

Murrill has argues Louisiana’s cases before the U.S. Supreme Court 5 times.