11:30 am Newscast May 18

The Supreme Court says the most recent congressional map approved by lawmakers with two Black majority districts will be the one used in upcoming federal elections. Louisiana Secretary of State Nancy Landry says the May 15th ruling came just in time…

Cut 3 (10) “…fall elections.” 
The Gator Scholarship Program bill has now been approved by the Louisiana. It will provide public dollars to parents to pay for their children’s private school tuition. Those in favor of the bill says it gives parents more choice when it comes to their kids’ education. But some say Education Savings Accounts are an abandonment of public education and it’s teachers. New Orleans Senator Royce Duplesis.

Cut 7 (13) “…in the program.”  

A bill to ban transgender people from using school restrooms and other facilities that match their gender identity passed the Louisiana Senate 29 to 10. New Orleans Senator Royce was among those opposed to the measure, saying it’s a cultural war issue meant to drum up fear.

Cut 10 (08) “…protect children.” 
The bill would also separate restrooms in prisons and domestic violence shelters. It heads next to Governer’s desk.

Organizers of a recall effort to oust Coroner Dr. Christopher Tape have already collected 6-thousand signatures…but they’ll need 30-thousand more by October in over to force a new election. Noble-Bates Young with Family First St. Tammany on what would happen next.

Cut 12 (08) “…what not.” 

Young says if they meet their goal, a new election would most likely be on the Spring 2025 ballot for St. Tammany Parish voters.