12:30 PM Newscast

Congressman and Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ralph Abraham raised a million dollars in the first hundred days of his campaign to unseat Governor Edwards. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says it’s a crucial fundraising marker to cross, but it still puts the candidate in 3rd place in a three way money race for the mansion…

Cut 9 (11) “…to spend”
Edwards started 2019 with 8.4 million in the bank, and the other Republican in the race, Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone has pledged five million dollars of his own money to the race.

Legislation is being introduced by Representative Cameron Henry that would prohibit the harassment of refs, umpires, and other game officials.  Henry says the need for the legislation was brought to his attention by the recreational park in his district who said occasionally officials are threatened with physical harm.

Cut 12 (11) “…a little while.”

New legislation could place the country of origin of mudbugs and shrimp on the local seafood menu. State Representative Jerry Gisclair says he is not concerned with labeling shrimp and crawfish from Border States like Texas and Alabama. He says the economic boost of buying Louisiana shrimp is beneficial but health concerns of imported shrimp are the paramount issue…

Cut 4 (12) “…imported meats″
The bill will be heard in the legislative session that begins on April 9.