09:30 LRN Newscast, July 31st

With election season right around the corner, are you ready for an onslaught of text messages from the candidates? Jeff Palermo has more:
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Louisiana U-S Senator Bill Cassidy has endorsed fellow Republican as the next governor of Louisiana. Cassidy says out of the large field of candidates, Landry is connecting with the most people from all parts of the state. Louisiana’s Senior U-S Senator likes that Landry is committed to making flood insurance more affordable, in support of new energy company and improving mental health access.

Some lawmakers are calling for an oversight hearing into the OMV’s data breach that exposed anyone with a Louisiana driver’s license, ID or car registration. Leesville Representative Chuck Owen…:
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The OMV is offering a free year of Life Lock credit monitoring. Learn more online at nextsteps.la.gov.

The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) expands the 2023 Blue Tarp Fund Roofing Repair Program waitlist for those with roof damage who did not apply in February. LHC Executive Director Joshua Hollins hopes this is the beginning of a commitment to further help communities recover and rebuild after disasters…:
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Homeowners can apply at lhc.la.gov/bluetarp.