9:30 LRN Newscast

A lawsuit seeking transparency of FEMA’s flood insurance rates will be heard in New Orleans this morning. Legal action was filed after multiple failed inquiries into how FEMA calculates Risk Rating 2.0 flood insurance rates for property owners. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon believes Attorney General Jeff Landry, who’s leading the lawsuit against the federal government will be successful…

Cut 12 (10) “…is try.” 

US Senator Bill Cassidy is sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect individuals who receive supplemental security income from losing their benefits for simply working hard. It’s the first push to reform the program in almost 40 years. Cassidy says it…

Cut 13 (12) “…after that.”

A state audit reveals the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services needs to improve the handling of calls for the child abuse and neglect hotline. That includes the average time to answer calls and the number of calls abandoned over the last five years. DCFS Secretary Terri Ricks says the agency needs 14 additional staffers to help lessen the seven-minute wait.

Cut 7 (12) “…are needed.”

The October 14th gubernatorial primary is only a month away and all seven major candidates will participate in a statewide TV debate tomorrow night. ULM Political Science Professor Joshua Stockley says the problem with the debate is that it’s on a Friday night…

Cut 6 (09) “…gubernatorial debate”

Recent polls show Landry and Democrat Shawn Wilson in a good position to face off in a run-off.