11:30 LRN Newscast July 27

11:30 KFNV

The Louisiana Pardon Board has decided not to act on the 56 clemency applications from death row inmates. The Board says they can’t because the applications were not made within one year of their last appeal. The Louisiana Capital Appeals Project says they have in the past and the governor can ask the board to hear them. But Louisiana District Attorneys Association Director Loren Lampert believes that won’t happen….

Cut 16 (11) “…that is no.”

SunGas Renewables is looking at investing one-point-eight billion dollars to build a low-carbon methanol facility in Pineville. Mayor Rich Dupree says a Danish shipping company has signed a letter of intent to purchase fuel from the facility…

Cut 5 (12)   “…marine fuels.”
SunGas expects to make a final investment decision in August 2024.

The state received one point seven million dollars in tax revenue for sports betting in June Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns credits LSU’s World Championship Series run for the bump. Twenty-five percent of the tax revenue from sports betting goes towards early childhood education, ten percent to local government and the rest Johns says goes to other projects and gambling addiction programs…

Cut 9 (10)  “…advocated for”

Alexandria Representative and chairman of the House Education Committee, Lance Harris, has announced he’s seeking a seat on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Harris says he would like to pass policies that improve workforce development and literacy rates….

Cut 11 (12)  “…programs.”
Incumbent Ashley Ellis, who’s not seeking re-election, has endorsed Harris.