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 all races and ethnicities should be brought together at parades.
When Carter learned a young boy caught a throw, which was a caricature of a black man holding a watermelon with a noose around his neck.
According to AAA, in 2019, Louisiana households saved nearly $46 a month at the pump compared to 2018. AAA fuel analyst Don Redman says coronavirus fears are driving prices down again, so we may see savings this year over last year.
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. Graves says it’s some vital funding.
The one billion dollar new terminal was unveiled last year, but Graves says the rest of the airport’s infrastructure could still use some love.
Fears from the Coronavirus could roll over into putting dents into Louisiana’s tourism. The markets have taken a hit as a result of the virus and UNO Professor of Economics Dr. Janet Speyrer says some economists are forecasting the possibility of the coronavirus pressing the US economy into a recession, so people will be making cuts to their leisure spending.