5:30 LRN Newscast and Legislative Report

The House Natural Resources Committee advances a resolution asking for more be done to control the state’s burgeoning alligator population. More from Kevin Gallagher…:

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Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Chip Kline will resign as Director for Coastal Activities and Chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. CPRA Executive Director Bren Haase has been named as Kline’s replacement.

A super PAC called Reboot Louisiana has produced an ad that alleges violent crime has increased under Attorney General Jeff Landry’s tenure. Reboot Louisiana supports fellow Republican Stephen Waguespack in the governor’s race. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the October 14th primary is five and a half months away and the gloves are coming off…

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The Landry campaign has responded by announcing endorsements from eight sheriffs and district attorneys.

Senate Bill 34, to add the crisis helpline number 9-8-8 to state driver’s licenses and IDs advances to the House. Karen Stubbs with the Office of Behavioral Health with the Louisiana Department of Health oversees the helpline.

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The bill heads to the House floor for final passage.