18:30 Newscast January 31,2017

Several Republican lawmakers have voiced their opposition to using money from the Rainy Day Fund to solve a 304 million dollar budget shortfall and there is at least one democrat who supports that, as well. Shreveport Senator Greg Tarver says revenue will begin to increase soon as the state’s economy is improving as a result of rising oil prices.
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Case data has recently been released on the number of human trafficking reports received in Louisiana in 2016 and it shows a significant increase. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 104 cases of human trafficking were called in last year, compared to 75 in 2015. State Police Col Mike Edmonson credits a strong awareness campaign…:
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Although many main stream media outlets have produced critical reports of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, multiple polls show quite a bit of support for the executive order. A survey from the University of Quinnipiac finds between 42 and 48-percent of people support the order. LSU Political Communications Chair Martin Johnson says he expected this, especially with Louisianans.
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Entergy Louisiana broke ground today on a new power plant that the company says will save customers one-point-three-billion dollars over the next 30 years, because it will be able to more efficiently produce electricity. Spokesperson Michael Burns says the power station will also produce jobs…
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Burns says they expect the plant to begin running in 2019.