14:30 LRN Newscast Feb 27

The House of Representatives is quiet today as members are taking as one lawmaker termed a “mental health day” off. Fingers have been pointing all over the capitol in explanation of why the budget crunch cannot be fixed. Jonesboro Republican Jack McFarland.
Cut 6 (08) “in personalities”
Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards says a compromise can be reached, if everyone works together…
cut 15 (10) “…difficult”
The House is scheduled to meet again tomorrow to pass legislation towards solving the fiscal cliff. Edwards called a 17-day special session so t legislators can pass revenue generating bills to close a looming billion dollar budget defcit. Republicans are pushing a sales tax bill, while Democrats beleieve higher wage earners should pay higher income taxes.

The Red River and several other rivers in north Louisiana are on the rise and there’s a threat for flooding. Mike Steele, with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, says the situation could get worse before it gets better…
cut 3 (07) “…as well”
State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says livestock and farm equipment owners in northwest Louisiana should be prepared for flooding along the Red River. Property along the Red River in Alexandria could see flood conditions on Thursday.

LSU men’s basketball coach Will Wade has responded to the Yahoo Sports report that NCAA enforcement officials are looking into his recruiting tactics. Wade says he has hasn’t heard anything from the NCAA about possible wrongdoing…
cut 12 (11) “…our school”
Wade currently has LSU’s 2018 recruiting ranked as the third best in the country.