17:30 Newscast January 31,2017

Many Republican state lawmakers do not want to use the Rainy Day Fund to solve the 304 million dollar budget deficit and there is also a Democrat opposed to it, as well. Jeff Palermo has more…
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Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is currently in France promoting tourism to Louisiana. Nungesser is scheduled to return back to the states on Thursday after visiting Lyon, France. The Lt. Governor says we’ve seen a 37-percent increase in international visitation, as overseas visitors are spending more money and staying longer in Louisiana. The cost of the trip has not been released.


There’s been a lot of criticism on social media and nightly news shows over President Donald Trump’s immigration order. But there are public opinion polls, including one from Rasmussen that finds strong public support for the travel ban. But LSU Political Communications Chair Martin Johnson says Rasmusson surveys tend to support conservative candidates and issues…
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Entergy Louisiana broke ground today on an 869-million dollar power plant in St. Charles Parish. Michael Burns with Entergy says this new power station will be one of the cleanest and most efficient..:
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Burns says the plant will begin operations in June of 2019.