5:30 LRN Newscast May 29

This could be the final week of Governor Jeff Landry’s first regular legislative session. While lawmakers are hoping to wrap up business on Friday, they must adjourn by 6 PM on June 3rd. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says the Senate has decided not to take up the Constitutional Convention bill.

Cut 7 (10) “…unanswered questions.” 

There is a push among legislators to end the session on Friday because they’ve been at the capitol for the most part since the end of January. Baton Rouge Senator Cleo Fields says there are bigger priorities for the Senate to address than a constitutional convention.

Cut 11 (04) ” …that now.”

The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee met today for what was likely the last time in this session and they never reviewed the House-approved Constitutional Convention bill.


Thibodaux Representative Bryan Fontenot’s bill to give law enforcement a twenty-five-foot buffer from the public when they are attempting to make an arrest or performing an investigation is signed into law.
Cut 24 (36) “…I’m Sean Richardson.”

Legislative leaders are looking to divert $700 million from a state savings account to go towards infrastructure projects. Among the projects are road improvements, updating and maintenance needs at colleges and universities, repairs to water systems and retrofitting prisons, due to the anticipated increase in prisoners after tough on crime legislation passed earlier this year.