4:30PM 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. Reports indicate the talks broke down after a series of amendments were added to tax bills late last night. House Speaker Taylor Barras says he’s trying to broker a deal, but the governor’s inaction is hindering the talks.

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The congressional black caucus is refusing to back a vote until the amendments are removed.

Yahoo Sports reports NCAA Enforcement officials have looked into LSU Basketball Coach Will Wade’s recruiting tactics. But a source says the inquiry has stalled because of a lack of on-the-record specifics. Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham says it looks like Wade is in the clear.

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LSU has confirmed that there is no active investigation.


LA ABLE is a new program that offers families with developmentally disabled members the opportunity to put tax deductible dollars in a savings account to pay for future health and education needs. The fund operates similarly to education savings program START, but State Treasurer John Schroder says it’s not just for education, but for special needs.

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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 there isnt a break from the rainy conditions.

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The Ouachita River is also expected to crest in Monroe later this week.

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