15:30 LRN Newscast October 28th

51-percent of those surveyed in a University of New Orleans poll say the state is heading in the wrong direction. But Pollster Ed Chervenak says 35-percent say it is heading in the right direction and that’s a 15-percent increase over last year. He says a new governor in office might be the reason why…
cut 11 (10) “…Baton Rouge area”
About 600 people were polled in the survey.

The state’s Republican Party is so sure Donald Trump has locked up the presidential votes here, they are sending volunteers to Florida — where 29 electoral votes are up for grabs. Party chair Roger Villere says Republicans from Louisiana will be going door to door in the Sunshine State…:
cut 3 (09) “…win Florida”

State government is looking at more budget problems. Michelle Southern has more…
Cut 2 (30) “I’m Michelle Southern”

K-N-O-E TV is reporting we could get some sort of confirmation next week about a reported merger between Fortune 500 company, Centurylink, which is based in Monroe and Colorado based Level 3 communications. So far both companies and the state are not commenting. It’s not clear what this could mean for CenturyLink in northeast Louisiana.