2:30 LRN Newscast

The Republican Governor’s Association has released the first attack ad that goes after the leading Democrat in the governor’s race, former transportation secretary Shawn Wilson. ULM Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the ad points out Louisiana’s transportation infrastructure under Wilson’s tenure remains an issue.
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Wilson proposed raising the state’s gasoline tax so more money could be spent on roads, but the Republican-led Legislature rejected that idea.

It’s Labor Day so many are enjoying a day off. What does the Louisiana labor market look like? U-L Lafayette economist Gary Wagner says he’s seeing a lot of turnover in the leisure and hospitality industry and professional business services sector…
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Lake Charles, Houma, and Alexandria have the weakest areas of employment.

LSU Tigers lost to the Florida State Seminoles 45 to 24 in their fourth consecutive season opener. Coach Brian Kelly’s team led 17-14 at halftime but F-S-U scored 31 unanswered points…
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LSU came into the contest as a national title contender, but will likely have to win the rest of its regular season of games to be in contention for a spot in the college football playoff.

Thanks to 25 million dollars in federal funding and another 12 million from the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service, more than 580 orphaned wells have been plugged since January. Louisiana Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Patrick Courreges…
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The state has roughly 45-hundred orphaned well sites, most are in the Shreveport-Monroe area.