11:30 AM Newscast

A proposal for expanded mail-in ballot voting in the July elections clears the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. The legislation expands voting options, doubles the early voting period, and more. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says it’ll cost just over four million dollars, and provides…
Cut 6 (08) “…process”
The bill also moves voting booths out of nursing homes and funds some preventative measures to limit viral spread at voting locations.

A UL Lafayette student’s face mask sewing operation receives the national spotlight from CBS.  Sewing with Savoie founder Christine Savoie says requests for masks have picked up with the CDC now recommending wearing a face covering when in public.

Cut 3 (12)  “…to feel protected.”  

The group so far has assembled nearly 600 masks.


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.  Senator John Kennedy blames House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the delay.

Cut 13 (09) “…were not emergencies.”

Kennedy says the one-week delay in replenishing the funding will cost the nation thousands of small businesses and calls Pelosi’s actions wildly irresponsible.

LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center is studying lifestyle changes as a result of social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions.  Researcher Leanne Redman says a 15-minute online survey includes questions about work changes, physical activity, diet, sleep, and well-being.

Cut 4 (11)_ “…neighborhoods in general.”