15:30 08-01-14

So what’s going on with our hurricane season? Well, outside of Tropical Storm Bertha that is not supposed to be a threat…not much. Colorado State University Report Author Dr. William Gray, who says the approaching El Nino will keep the forecast down to 10 named storms, with 4 becoming hurricanes. And conditions in the Atlantic Ocean itself is unfavorable…:
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The Common Core Curriculum is getting some rather strong support with the announcement from Senator David Vitter. In a interview that will air on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” Vitter says he “strongly” supports the education standards. That will put some distance between him and Governor Bobby Jindal, who is against it.


Today is day #1 for the smoking and tobacco ban on the state’s public colleges. It’s also the beginning of the ban of throwing cigarette butts from a car window. And the fines are not cheap. But Marrero Representative Patrick Connick says the roadway evidence he saw convinced him we needed a law like this to stop it…:
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First offense fines will be $250 to $300, plus community service. He says enforcement will be the key to success.

It’s the state’s tax free weekend today and tomorrow, and the Louisiana Department of Revenue says it will apply to all consumer purchases of tangible personal property up to $2500, other than vehicles and meals. National Federation of Independent Business Louisiana spokesman Todd Pack says this is exactly the shot in the arm small businesses need…:
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And when you shop with the mom and pops, he says you’re helping out our friends and neighbors.