9:30 LRN Newscast April 22nd

House and Senate Governmental Affairs committees meet today as Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin brings forward another plan that will increase mail-in voting options for the summer elections. Republican lawmakers rejected the first plan, but reportedly support this new proposal.

Senator John Kennedy blames House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the delay in replenishing funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center is seeking public input on how the stay at home order has affected their physical activity, diet, sleep, and well-being. Doctor Leanne Redman says it’s possible the stay at home order has actually improved a person’s health…
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Redman says anyone over the age of 18 can participate in the survey, just go to pbrc.edu/covid19andyou.

Popeyes is donating over one-million meals to a New Orleans food bank. Governor John Bel Edwards says he spoke to the C-E-O of the fried chicken restaurant chain…
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But Edwards also admitted that he’s not been exercising as much since the COVID-19 crisis started.