5:30 LRN Newscast April 16 and Legislative Report

Wednesday marks Governor Jeff Landry’s 100th day in office and La-Politics.com Published Jeremy Alford says politically this milestone signals a new power structure in the state’s executive branch…

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A bill to ban gassing, also known as nitrogen hypoxia as a method to carry out the death penalty advances out of Senate Judiciary C. Senator Katrina Jackson-Andrews filed the bill on behalf of the Jewish community because it’s triggering for Jewish people…

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The bill heads to the Senate floor.

State lawmakers laid out their concerns over holding a constitutional convention on May 20th, two weeks before the regular legislative session is scheduled to end. Chalmette Representative Michael Bayham is worried the bills that he has going through the process during the regular session will not receive final passage.

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Supporters of the convention want to remove items out of the constitution and put them into state law to give legislators more financial flexibility.

Former state lawmaker Neil Abramson told legislators during budget deficits, health care and higher education take the deep cuts.

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More discussion is expected Wednesday in House Governmental Affairs.