06:30 Newscast, November 14th, 2016

Congress reconvenes today, which means Louisiana’s congressional delegation will resume its efforts to get more federal funds appropriated for flood recovery. Baton Rouge Congressman Garrett Graves says right now the state still needs to come up with a plan for spending the $438 million they’ve already received…:
cut 4 (10) “an urgency”
He says that initial down payment is tied up in red tape.

Meanwhile today is the last day to register for FEMA aid. Spokesman Ray Perez says about 152-thousand individuals have registered for federal aid. He says families are finally able to start the recovery process..:
CUT 7 (08) “or whatever”
To apply for federal disaster aid visit disaster-assistance-dot-gov (disasterassistance.org).

Gas prices have once again dipped below two dollars. Senior Petroleum Analyst with GasBuddy.com, Gregg Laskoski says the nation is seeing prices five cents lower than a week ago, with Louisiana being four cents lower. He says there is a very good chance we will see these gas prices continuing to decline…:
Cut 10 (09) “record high”
He says the current statewide average for a gallon of regular is $1.99.

Today Governor John Bel Edwards will deliver remarks at a joint conference of the Louisiana Association of School Executives and the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents. Later the governor will take part in a major grant announcement for workforce development with Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans.