2:30 LRN Newscast May 23

A bill to create accountability for rape kits in Louisiana advances in the legislature…:

CUT 01(32)      “…Brooke Thorington.”

The man who has overseen the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport for 17 years is stepping down. General Manager Chris Giordano announced his retirement yesterday. Giordano’s father Sam Giordano led the fair before him. He will exit May 31st. Robb Brazzel steps up as Interim GM.


Legislation that would provide families adopting a child under the age of three with a $5 thousand tax credit was approved in the House in a 97 to 0 vote. Bill author, Baton Rouge Representative Rick Edmonds says he hopes this will alleviate some of the financial burden for adoptive families…:

CUT 06(12)      “…bill does.”

That bill heads to the Senate.

Another bill moving to the full House is Marrero Rep. Kyle Green’s bill to provide free lunch and breakfast for public school kids already getting them at a reduced rate of 70-cents a day. Green says a well-nourished kid is a better student…:

CUT 12(09)      “…able to pay.”

Cost to taxpayers: about $850-k a year. It passes committee and goes up for House vote next.