3:30PM LRN Newscast February 26

Louisiana Radio Network, I’m Matt Doyle

The House has rescheduled a series of planned votes today to Wednesday on revenue measures aimed at making a dent in the one billion dollar fiscal cliff that threatens to wreck state finances and starve popular programs like TOPS. Reports say the root of the delay is the congressional black caucus. Democrat Marcus Hunter says the session is grinding to a halt until Republicans agree to eliminate special tax deductions for certain industries.

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Earlier, Yahoo Sports reported NCAA Enforcement officials have looked into LSU Basketball Coach Will Wade’s recruiting tactics. Tiger Rag’s Cody Worsham says the program’s incredible turnaround from last year may have sparked the interest.

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LSU has confirmed that there is no active investigation into the program.


Flooding in north Louisiana remains a concern as a stubborn storm system dropped several inches of rain this weekend. National Weather Service hydrologist C.S. Ross says they are concerned about flooding on the Red River for the next several days….

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The Ouachita River is also expected to crest in Monroe later this week as well as nearby bayous and rivers.

LA ABLE is a new program that offers families with developmentally disabled members the opportunity to put tax deductible dollars in a safe state savings account to pay for future health and education needs. State Treasurer John Schroder says the money is invested safely, so you don’t have to worry about stock market turmoil putting your family’s finances at risk.

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