14:30 LRN Newscast November 23rd

The Office of Motor Vehicles will resume accepting some cash payments beginning December 5th. OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain says they will only accept small amounts of cash, for driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations.
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Recent legislative audits asked OMV to put policies in place to prevent and reduce employee theft.

U.S. Senate runoff candidates could not agree on a date or conditions for a debate prior to the December 10th runoff. LSU political communications Professor Martin Johnson says it’s disappointing the public won’t have a chance to hear Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell discuss their platforms….
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Protestors who filed a class action lawsuit for how law enforcement treated them following the shooting death of Alton Sterling will each receive 230-dollars as part of a settlement that was approved by the Baton Rouge Metro Council. John Delgado was one of two council members who voted against it, because he believes this payment will encourage bad behavior in future protests…
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Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is applauding a federal judge’s ruling in Texas that blocks implementation of a rule that would require employers to pay overtime for employees who work more than 40 hours and earn less than 47-thousand dollars a year. Landry says the overtime rule was another example of President Barack Obama overstepping his Constitutional authority. Supporters of the change say the current salary threshold for overtime no longer works, because of inflation.