6:30 LRN Newscast January 2nd

Governor John Bel Edwards’ re-election was the big political story in 2019. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says with the state no longer dealing with budget deficits, the major story in 2020 will be how much money the state will actually spend. He says the Republican-controlled legislature will look to reduce government spending
Cut 4 (07) “…the budget”
Pinsonat expects auto insurance reform will be a big battle in the 2020 session that begins in March.

Many begin a new year looking to live a healthier lifestyle. Chief of dietary assessment at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center Catherine Champagne says it’s not just about exercising more, portion control when it comes to serving size is also vital…
cut 11 (11) “…are nutrient-dense”

After the tragic loss of alumna Carley McCord, Northwestern State University is establishing a scholarship in her memory. Brooke Thorington spoke with McCord’s former sorority sister
Cut 3 (30) “… I’m Brooke Thorington”

Former Ragin Cajuns athletic director David Walker has passed away. He served as A-D from 2005 to 2010.