6:30 LRN Newscast November 26

The National Retail Federation expects over 35 million consumers to shop online and in-stores on turkey day, up 3.5 million from last year. NRF spokesperson Katherine Cullen says over the course of the five-day weekend, which includes Cyber Monday, 165 million Americans will shop.
Cut 7 (09) “…on turning out..”

The Louisiana Good Roads and Transportation Association is calling on Governor John Bel Edwards to initiate the discussion with the new legislative leadership on increasing infrastructure funding. President of Louisiana Good Roads Ken Perrett says it is vital to come up with a plan that everyone can support.
Cut 10 (08) “…to work together.”
Perret recommends adjusting the state’s gasoline tax.

There’s been a long debate in Louisiana on whether schools should be required to offer sex education. A survey released by the Louisiana Public Health Institute finds 80-percent of parents believe it should be a requirement. L-P-H-I managing director Kristie Bardell says sex-ed could lead to healthier lives…
Cut 4 (11) “…contraceptive use.”
Louisiana’s legislature has not been willing to pass legislation requiring sex ed in public schools.

After opening eight regional main offices on Monday, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles plans to open ten other offices today as the O-M-V continues to recover from last week’s ransomware attack. Other state government agencies are up and running.