14:30 LRN Newscast Feb 28

Governor John Bel Edwards is calling on Secretary of State Tom Schedler to resign immediately as a result of a lawsuit filed that accuses the state’s top election official of sexual harassment. Edwards says sexual harassment in the workplace should not be tolerated…
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An employee in the Secretary of State’s office filed the suit. Schedler admits to having what he calls a consensual sexual relationship with the accuser.

The House was scheduled to vote on tax bills today as there’s a week to go in the special session that was called to address a looming one billion dollar budget deficit. Houma Representative Tanner Magee says any tax bill will need 70 votes to pass and he doesn’t see it happening…
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U.S. Senator John Kennedy is bucking his Washington colleagues as he’s threatening to be the fly in the ointment on gun control. Jim Shannon has more.
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LSU System President F King Alexander says the school’s hazing policy will not leave any gray area, if you haze, you’ll be expelled. Alexander says this policy is part of 28 recommendations that the university will put in place as a result of the death of a fraternity pledge last September. Authoities say Maxwell Gruver drank himself to death in a hazing incident.