18:30 LRN Newscast April 26

Louisiana lawmakers are working to regulate drones. Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor has legislation that prevents people from using drones for stalking, voyeurism, and other crimes. He says his proposals are intended to protect people from people, as well as the government.

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One of Claitor’s measures would prevent people from using drones for stalking, harassment or assault, and that bill is scheduled to be hear in a Senate committee.

Legislation dealing with police body cameras and what footage should be exempted from public record laws has been approved by a Senate committee. New Orleans Senator J.P Morrell says it causes a lot of financial strain on police departments to save these body cam videos for three years, which is currently required by law.

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The Houston-based Union Tank Car Company said it expects to lay off about 224 employees at its Alexandria facility beginning June 24th. Jim Clinton is the CEO of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance. He says they’ve known for some time that this cutback was coming…:

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UTLX said they will continue to employ about 350 people.

An ad released today by the Louisiana Federation for Children features parents accusing Governor John Bel Edwards of breaking campaign promises by cutting the state’s voucher program. LFC President Ann Duplessis says cutting the voucher program will not save the state any money….

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The governor responded, saying every student who is currently receiving a scholarship will continue to get one.