10:30 LRN Newscast

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 and 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.

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 this funding could have been approved a week earlier if it was not for not House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…
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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.

LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center is using an online survey to study lifestyle changes as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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There’s an enhanced risk of severe weather this afternoon and into tonight for the northern half of the state. Forecasters are concerned about damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes, and localized flash flooding. A flash flood watch is in effect for cities north of Alexandria from two o’clock today until tomorrow morning.