1:30 LRN Newscast May 30

Louisiana residents are frustrated with property insurance cancelations, coverage refusals, and affordability. That’s the findings of LSU’s annual “Louisiana Survey” of public opinion. Poll leader Dr. Michael Henderson says the survey of 500 adults in the state showed that 17-percent said they’ve had their homeowner’s insurance canceled within the past year…:

Cut 12 (09) “…the last year.” 

Ten days left in the legislative session and a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to ten-dollars an hour starting in January is still alive. The Senate Finance Committee did not vote on the bill, but instead made the procedural move of advancing the legislation to the Senate floor without a vote, which pleased New Orleans Senator Gary Carter…

Cut 4 (11)  “…(laughter).” 

A bill to allow non-felons, 18 and older, to carry a concealed firearm without a permit continues to make its way through the legislative process. The House-approved bill received the backing today of Senate Judiciary B on a four-to one-vote. Oil City Representative Danny McCormick believes the U-S Constitution allows gun owners to conceal carry without a permit…

Cut 9 (06)  “asking for” 

The bill has been sent to Senate Finance because State Police would lose money if permits are not required.

Legislation to incentivize gun owners with a $500 tax credit to buy safety devices for their firearms has bipartisan support. New Orleans Democrat Mandie Landry says in Virginia similar legislation even received support from the NRA.

Cut 8 (09)  “…gun safety.” 

If the bill passes in the Senate, it would head to the Governor’s desk.