2:30 PM Newscast Jun 11

Governor Jeff Landry signed the Positioning Louisiana to Win bill Tuesday which reorganizes Louisiana Economic Development and establishes a private sector-led board to advise LED. Landry stressed the reorganized LED intends to focus on small and existing Louisiana businesses as much as attracting new ones to the state.

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The LED senior leadership team was also announced at the signing.

Another bill recently signed by Governor Landry aims to curb the state’s pet overpopulation. The bill allows the Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council to sell commemorative pet stamps with the proceeds supporting spay and neuter programs around the state. The stamps cost a minimum of $15 and will be decorative, not used for postage. The Humane Society of Louisiana says the obvious selling point is that the proceeds go to programs that reduce the burgeoning pet overpopulation.

The tragic drowning of a child in Ascension Parish serves as a reminder of knowing how to swim. Brooke Thorington has more.

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Former LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri will apparently be returning to an SEC dugout, but this time it’s at the University of South Carolina. After retiring from LSU in 2021 for health reason Tiger Rag Editor Todd Horne says Mainieri was on the radar for other schools…

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