16:30 LRN Newscast March 27th

A survey finds a majority of Louisiana residents support higher taxes if the revenues go towards public schools, colleges, health care and roads. But Director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab, Michael Henderson, says their poll doesn’t mean taxpayers are completely fine with just higher taxes to fund government…
Cut 12 (09) “somewhere else”

Seeing a doctor could become more difficult in years to come, as a nationwide shortage of doctors is expected to impact Louisiana. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts we could see 88-thousand fewer doctors by 2025. Dean of the School of Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans, Dr. Steve Nelson, says one reason for that is the increased need for medical services.
Cut 3 (07) “only increase”

State Police say it was a deadly weekend on Louisiana’s roadways. From Friday through Monday morning, troopers investigated 10 fatal crashes that resulted in the deaths of 15 people. Sgt. Jared Sandifer says every one of these fatal crashes, that also claimed the lives of children and teenagers, were preventable…:
CUT 9 (09) “their seat belt”
Amite Representative Robby Carter has filed legislation to place a tax on refineries for the oil they process. It’s unclear how much money this proposal would generate for the state, but Carter says the idea is to create a larger tax base, so residents are paying fewer taxes…
cut 7 (11) “….this scenario”
Carter’s proposal is expected to face fierce.