12:30 Newscast August 29, 2014

Based on contracts approved by the division of administration, Governor Jindal could pay outside lawyers as much as 275-thousand dollars in state money to represent his office in lawsuits over Common Core. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Jindal’s anti-Common Core stance could be tied to his presidential aspirations…

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Jindal filed a lawsuit earlier this week against the Obama administration over Common Core.

Many Louisianians are reflecting today on what was going on in their lives 9 years ago when Hurricane Katrina hit. LSU Media Professor Bob Mann was the Communications Director for then-Governor Kathleen Blanco and says we’re much better prepared today in every way to handle another storm like that should it happen again…

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Governor Jindal issued a statement today saying Louisianians can take comfort in knowing that we are resilient and will continue to grow and prosper.

According to GasBuddy.com, domestic oil production is keeping the nation’s gas prices down to 2010 Labor Day weekend levels. Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says prices on average in Louisiana are about 20 cents lower today than they were a year ago…

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DeHaan says the low price at the pump is boosting consumer confidence and as a result more people are hitting the road for an end of summer vacation.

If you have outdoor plans tomorrow, you can probably expect to deal with a lot of rain. Two to three inches of rain is predicted in South Louisiana, with localized areas getting more. There’s a good chance for rain on Sunday, too.