16:30 LRN Newscast October 28th

A University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Poll found 64-percent of Republicans are unhappy with the direction the state is headed, compared to only 32-percent of Democrats. UNO Pollster Ed Chervenak..:
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Overall 51-percent are pessimistic about the state’s future.

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says the state finished last fiscal year with a 313-million dollar deficit and the budget gap could get worse, if tax collections do not pick up. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the oil and gas industry continues to struggle and many people are cutting back on spending…
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Over a billion of dollars in taxes were approved earlier this year, but it looks like the state still has budget problems.

A Korean War veteran who died 65 years ago has finally been returned to Crowley to be laid to rest. Halen Doughty has more…
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LSU’s vice president for agriculture, Bill Richardson, said today it will be this summer at the earliest before Louisiana patients will be able to receive medical marijuna from a doctor. Richardson made the statement at a meeting attended by potential contractors who would work with the school to grow and transport the medicinal canibas.