10:30 LRN Newscast June 13

You may want to pay extra attention to your mailbox because the Louisiana State Treasury is mailing checks to residents with unclaimed property. Treasurer John Fleming says since his department began sharing information with the Department of Revenue through a 2018 legislative act, finding the rightful owner has been much easier.

Cut 4 (09) “…being issued.”

 

Pelican Institute Economist Vance Ginn says Louisiana ranks in the bottom 10 in the nation in population growth and unemployment rate. But he says lawmakers have already taken one step to improve the state’s job climate by passing a law reforming the state’s occupational license law.

Cut 14 (09)  “…out of the way.”

He says getting more people into the workforce will result in more revenue for the state.

 

A new survey on state crime reveals 72% of Louisiana residents think crime has increased in the past few years. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 2 (32)  “…I’m Mel Bridges.” 

 

In Omaha the College World Series Jello Shot Challenge is underway, but LSU is still in the competition… Rocco’s Pizza Cantina has a QR code where Tiger Fans can donate and their contribution, which will got to the Greater Baton Rouge Area Food Bank, and those donations will be tracked alongside the Jello Shot competition of the teams playing at the College World Series. You can find QR on Louisiana Radio Network’s social media pages.