5:30 PM Newscast

The Louisiana Senate has approved a budget, but before the vote, New Orleans Senator Karen Carter Peterson pushed for more state dollars for foster care, because getting an abortion will become more difficult if a fetal heartbeat abortion bill goes into effect….
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The amendment was defeated, but many Democrats like Peterson are upset Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards signed the bill.

Houma Representative Beryl Amadee withdraws her bill that would extend Stand Your Ground legal protections to houses of worship amid concerns it creates loopholes that incentivize violence. The Terrebone Parish Republican says she’ll look at addressing those concerns in the future, because a limited survey of shootings shows the “good guy with a gun” can save lives in the event of a mass shooting.

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The House Ag Committee advances a Senate-approved bill that would prohibit Louisiana manufacturers from labeling foods such as of cauliflower rice as rice when it doesn’t contain rice.  Spokesperson for the plant-based meat producer Impossible Foods, Tyler Jameson says their company would never trick consumers into thinking they are eating meat from livestock, adding the bill would limit the right to free speech.

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The bill moved forward without any objecting votes.

Beer and wine could be available for purchase in the general seating areas in Tiger Stadium this year as the SEC has lifted its stadium wide ban on alcohol sales with the policy change giving the 14 schools in the conference the ability to draw up their own alcohol sale policy. Tiger Rag Editor James Moran says beer and wine sales at football, basketball and baseball games could be big revenue generator for LSU…

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