6:30 LRN Newscast

Governor John Bel Edwards says there’s a good chance on May first he’ll lift some of the stay at home restrictions. Matt Doyle has the story.
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Louisiana reported 77 more COVID-19 deaths yesterday bringing the state’s total to 1,405. 56-percent of the fatal victims in Louisiana are black and 34-percent are white.

The northern half of Louisiana is under an enhanced risk of severe weather today, while there’s a slight chance severe weather for most of south Louisiana.

The U-S Senate has approved a $483 billion dollar coronavirus aid package. 331-billion dollars will replenish funding for a small business loan program that ran out of money last week. Senator John Kennedy blames House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the delay.
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Pelosi told P-B-S they needed to do more and adjust for those who were underserved by the previous relief package.

Senator Bill Cassidy is pushing for a 500 billion dollar relief package in Congress aimed at aiding local and state governments facing coronavirus related fiscal cliffs. News outlets are reporting Lafayette is 18-million dollars over budget, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo says his city is one-million dollars in the red. Cassidy says these cities need help….
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The City of Crowley is expecting a one-million-dollar plus shortfall and announced the layoffs of 15 employees.