10:30 LRN Newscast March 13

The 2024 legislative session is underway and Governor Jeff Landry wants legislators to address constitutional reform. Public Affairs Research Council President Steven Procopio…

Cut 10 (12) “…should work.”

The 1974 state constitution has been amended more than 200 times.

Legislation that would give judges the authority to sentence porch pirates from 60 days to two years in jail for stealing packages from multiple homes is headed to the Senate floor. Sarah Whittington with the Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana opposed the bill. She says specific punishment for porch pirates will not help the situation…

Cut 14 (09) “…the porch.”

Among issues to be discussed by lawmakers in the legislative session is the insurance crisis. Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple Temple says one of the bills he’s favoring would allow insurers to adjust rates without his approval. He says the focus is to attract more insurance companies and lower rates.

Cut 9 (12)  “…is affordability.”

He says reducing regulations on property insurance companies will lead to a more competitive market which should lower rates.

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber endorses a proposed 300-million dollars arena on LSU’s campus. The new venue would host sporting events and bring larger entertainment acts to Baton Rouge. Trey Godfrey with BRAC is excited about what the proposal means to Baton Rouge…

Cut 4 (07)  “…our community.”