09:30 Newscast, November 14th, 2016

Today is the last day for flood victims to apply for FEMA aid, and a loan through the Small Business Administration. Ray Perez with FEMA says the SBA has already approved $1.15 billion dollars in low interest loans. He says victims are also getting money from National Flood Insurance and even more is expected to be issued…:
Cut 8 (09) “been settled”
He says approximately 152,000 individuals have registered for federal aid, and $723 million has been approved.

Governor John Bel Edwards is asking a court in Baton Rouge to define the role of the Louisiana attorney general. The administration’s request comes in response to AG Jeff Landry’s thus far successful lawsuit seeking to block Edwards’ executive order that bans discrimination against LGBT people in state government. Edwards wants the court to declare the governor is the superior constitutional officer.

Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle is up against fellow GOP contender Capt. Clay Higgins in the runoff for the 3rd Congressional District seat. Higgins says he’s an outsider versus Angelle who has been in politics most of his life…:
CUT 14 (08) “career politician”
Angelle believes he is in a strong position going into the runoff, as he beat Higgins in the polls by three percent. But he says he’s not taking anything for granted…:
Cut 15 (07) “great again”

Congressman John Fleming has endorsed fellow Republican Mike Johnson in the the race to fill his congressional seat. Fleming says he is confident that passing the baton off to Johnson will continue his efforts of being a strong constitutional conservative who will represent the interests of northwest Louisiana.