7:30 LRN Newscast August 31

Attorney General Jeff Landry is joining 15 other Republican leaders calling for the US Supreme Court to reject a trans employment protection decision from the Appellate Court. Matt Doyle has more.
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Governor John Bel Edwards announces the state is receiving 80-million dollars in federal transportation dollars that will be used to resurface portions of I-12 and I-20 and improve I-10 at US 171 in Lake Charles.

If you plan on driving this Labor Day weekend, Triple-A says the statewide average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.59. Triple-A fuel analyst Don Redman says that’s well below the national average, which is $2.83….
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But gas prices for this Labor Day holiday are at their highest level in four years.

The oldest chartered harvest festival in the Bayou State is this weekend in St. Mary Parish. Morgan City hosts the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival every year to recognize their two biggest industries. Organizer Darby Radcliffe says this Labor Day weekend festival began in 1936 after a historic fishing day…
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The festival will feature music, fireworks, a street parade, and a children’s village with inflatables and games.