7:30 LRN Newscast May 2

Governor Edwards, along with gubernatorial challengers Congressman Ralph Abraham and Baton Rouge Businessman Eddie Rispone spoke to those in attendance for the “Oil and Natural Gas Industry Day” event in Baton Rouge.  Each gave their case as to why voters should select them to lead the state.  Edwards says while there is still work to be done, the state is in a better position than what it was when he took office.

Cut 4 (10) “…the right direction.”

Abraham says if he is elected, he’d make more efforts to make Louisiana more business-friendly for the oil and natural gas industry.

Rispone touted his experience as a businessman instead of being a career politician as the reason he has the ability to lead Louisiana.

Cut 6 (12) “…our state forward”

A bill that would conceal the identities of companies that sell lethal injection drugs and equipment to Louisiana clears committee and is headed to the House floor.

Bill sponsor, Hammond Representative Nicky Muscarello, says this bill would incentivize companies to begin selling the state lethal injection components again…

Cut 13 (10) “…they expect.”

Over a dozen other states like Texas have similar laws.

Thousands of Louisianans with developmental disabilities will now be able to stay at home with their families after the Department of Health revamped a decades-old assistance waiting list.

Assistant Secretary for the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities Julie Hagan says the new system prioritizes those in immediate need of help, rather than those who will need help in the future.

Cut 7 (10) “…offer first”