The White House and U.S. House GOP majority agreement to raise the federal debt ceiling and avoid a government default must be approved by Congress. Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy says to avoid a government default – the deal has to place limits on how quickly the country can incur new debt to reach the new ceiling and it does that…:
The House is expected to vote on it today.
A bill to add the National Suicide Prevention Hotline number – 988 — on driver’s licenses and other state IDs advances in House Transportation. One death by suicide occurs every 11 minutes and in 2021 Louisiana had more than 680 suicides. Karen Stubbs with the Office of Behavioral Health with the Louisiana Department of Health oversees 9-8-8.
Senate Bill 34 heads to the House floor for final passage.
LSU’s first opponent in the Baton Rouge Regional, Tulane defied the odds to get in the NCAA Tournament. Kace Kieschnick has the story…
Multiple people, pets, and 10 children safely escaped a house fire in Kenner Tuesday evening. Neighbors alerted the homeowner to the fire. The homeowner, Patricia Chaney, said although she doesn’t own a daycare – she has looked after children in the neighborhood for years. The American Red Cross is helping the family find a home. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.