10:30 LRN Newscast November 29th

Governor Edwards is hopeful that the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro will result in better trade relations between the island nation and America. Edwards says Louisiana’s rice industry would benefit if that’s the case and the governor says he’s willing to work on reducing those trade barriers…
cut 9 (08) “….do that”
President-elect Donald Trump recently tweeted that if Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people and Cuban-Americans, than he’ll terminate any deals between the two countries.

A Baton Rouge judge hears arguments this morning over whether the governor’s executive order that provides protections for LGBT individuals against job discrimination within state government is an executive overreach. Edwards issued the order in April. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says it’s unconstitutional.

Louisiana has the best best anti-trafficking laws in the country according to a study by the nonprofit organization Shared Hope International. Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell says that’s great news, but Louisiana also needs to do more to help victims and make sure they are not pushed into the criminal justice system….
cut 13 (11) “…a prostitute”

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is concerned about tourism dropping in New Orleans after the fatal shooting on Bourbon Street last weekend. Nungesser says every negative story impacts a city because people have to feel safe to come here…:
cut 14 (09) “in any way”
Nungesser says we need to be proactive and prevent crimes before someone gets hurt.