10:30 LRN Newscast

Governor John Bel Edwards has vetoed a senate-approved measure to phase out Louisiana’s corporate franchise tax. Senator Bret Allain II -the bill’s author – says his bill would have meant real tax reform for Louisiana, and he regrets the Governor’s decision…:

Cut 9 (08)  “…disagree with it.”

Allain is term-limited, so he cannot bring the bill back next year but hopes his successor will consider filing it in the next fiscal session in 2025.

With more scorching hot temperatures over the weekend, Health officials remind parents to keep kids hydrated. Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare Dr. Kevin Stephens urges parents to avoid allowing kids to play long hours in extreme heat and to keep an eye out for symptoms.

Cut 12 (13)    “… soiling diapers.” 

Stephen says if you think your child may be suffering from heat illness, hydrate them and consult a physician.

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down college affirmative action programs will have little impact in Louisiana. That’s according to Higher Education Commissioner Dr. Kim Hunter Reed. She says it is important to affirm and reaffirm the importance of diversity at higher learning institutions in Louisiana.

Cut 14 (11)  “…race and ethnicity.”

The cases heard before SCOTUS pertained to admissions at Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

If you plan on hitting the road for the 4th of July Weekend, AAA estimates it will be one of the busiest traveling holidays with close to 51 million Americans who will venture 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day. Triple-A spokesperson Don Redman…

Cut 4 (11)  “…the holiday.”

Redman says with gas prices are almost $1.10 less than this time last year is one reason more people can travel for the holiday.