330PM LRN News

Fears from the Coronavirus could roll over into putting dents into Louisiana’s tourism industry.  UNO Professor of Economics Dr. Janet Speyrer says travelers may cut out nonessential trips due to being unaware of where other travelers may be coming from and their potential to be infected.

Cut 12 (10) “…in the US.”

Stock markets are having their worst week since the start of the 08 recession.

New Orleans State Senator Troy Carter files a bill that will ban “hate-related” throws at Mardi Gras parades. Earlier this month a father was stunned when his son caught a racially-themed throw at the Mystic Knights of Adonis parade in Gretna. Carter says if a person is caught throwing hate-related throws in the proposed bill…

Cut 5 (06)  “…consecutive.”

According to AAA, in 2019, Louisianans saved a good bit of money at the pump relative to the year before, and AAA fuel analyst Don Redman says  that’ll continue in 2020 as the slow demand for oil due to the virus cuts back on consumption in many industrial sectors. 

Cut 8 (08) “…really good prices.”

Today’s statewide average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.17.

Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans scores a 2.6 million dollar grant to help expand capacity. The money was won in part because of the work of Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves, who sits on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, and Graves  says over a million people came to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and projects like these keep the money flowing into Louisiana.

Cut 11 (09) “…impact”

Louis has received nearly ten million dollars in grants since November of last year.