2:30 LRN Newscast June 30

Governor John Bel Edwards has taken his line-item veto to the state budget; cutting the amount of state retirement debt lawmakers sought to pay down by about $125-million. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says he doubts lawmakers will want to convene a veto override session based solely on that…:

CUT 07  (12)        “…the governor’s veto.”

The Governor also restored $100-million cut from the Department of health and almost $8-million to early childhood education.

Longtime Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has changed his mind, and will NOT seek another term as Caddo’s Top Cop, due to a heart condition for which he is being treated. Prator has been sheriff since July of 2000, and has been in law enforcement for 50 year. That leaves the Caddo sheriff’s race this fall wide open.


As you head out of the highway this holiday weekend, remember the holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is underway, now through Wednesday night. State Highway safety Commission spokesman Greg Fischer says quite often, guys will try to be macho about having a few drinks then getting behind the wheel…:

Cut 15   (12)        “…old fashioned taxi.”

College Name-Image-Likeness deals. Congressman Steve Scalise says he’s met with top SEC coaches about drafting some federal regulation and standard for NIL deals for student athletes. Scalise says legislation is necessary to ensure their protection…:

CUT 09(15)      “…work on.”