10:30 LRN Newscast March 29

Republicans are gearing up for another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act….
cut 4 (11) “….start over”
That’s US senator John Kennedy who says they failed last time, because they didn’t have another health care plan in place. He says this time they’ll present an alternative to the American people.

Walgreens and CVS have started selling CBD oil in their stores in some states, but not in Louisiana. It’s touted as an anti-inflammatory that can relieve pain, but Doctor Benjamin Springgate at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, says until a better balance of regulation and scientific evidence guarantee the purity of the product, it makes it challenging to recommend CBD to patients….
Cut 15 (08) “…to be forthcoming.”

Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone says he’ll push his business background to the voters as he seeks to unseat Governor John Bel Edwards in this year’s election. Rispone says for decades the state has elected career politicians, yet Louisiana ranks at the bottom for many metrics. He says a businessman has shown that it can result in improved government.
Cut 12 (12) “…their states around.”
Meanwhile, the other Republican in the race, Ralph Abraham has raised over one-million dollars in the first 100 days of his 2019 gubernatorial campaign. Abraham’s campaign spokesperson says it’s a strong sign for the Congressman’s campaign. The Edwards re-election campaign says they are not impressed by that figure.

And tomorrow is an election day for some parts of the state. There are three candidate runoffs for state representative in seven parishes and 42 candidate races and 33 propositions in 30 parishes for the municipal primary.