130PM LRN Newscast July 2

Attorney General Jeff Landry isn’t backing down from his statements yesterday that indicated he was strongly considering jumping into the 2019 governor’s race, and primed to do it soon. Landry, calling into the Moon Griffon show, said he made his intentions known, because he was concerned that republicans were lacking a standard-bearer to take the fight to Edwards immediately.

Cut 12, 10 seconds, doing that

Landry has tussled with the Governor publicly since taking office in 2015.

For the first time in years Louisianans on the Affordable Care Act’s individual markets will see a rate decrease. The 6.4 percent drop will be put in place for 2019. Blue Cross Louisiana Spokesperson Robin Mayhall says things have started to level out.

Cut 10 (10)   “to predict.”

The attorney for a 19-year-old shot by a state trooper in Baton Rouge says he’s got questions as to why his client was shot in back when the officer claimed she was being rushed by his client following a traffic stop. The lawyer, Don Cazayoux, didn’t identify his client, who was a passenger, but says something just doesn’t add up about Trooper Kasha Domingue’s account of the incident.

Cut 4 (08) “…just don’t work.”

Entergy has made it official as the utility company tells the Louisiana Public Service Commission that it’s removing the surcharges on customers’ bills that have paid for the repair costs from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Entergy spokesperson Lee Sabatini says the fees sprung up after Entergy’s power supply system took a huge blow from the historic hurricanes…

Cut 8 (09)  “…territory”