2:30 LRN Newscast April 22


The Resilient Louisiana Commission began its work today in coming up with recommendations on how the state can jump-start its shuttered economy. Governor Edwards says great ideas are needed from this 18-member panel…

Cut 12 (11) “…what you do.”

Edwards says he plans to announce early next week what restrictions will be in place starting on May 1st.

According to Gas Buddy, the average price of regular gasoline in Louisiana is $1.64 a gallon and some service stations are selling gas for close to a dollar a gallon. Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says as some states start to lift their stay at home orders and the demand for gas slowly increases, he doesn’t expect to see a jump in prices.

Cut 11 (08) “…to this”

A proposal for expanded mail-in ballot voting in the July and August elections clears key Legislative committees. It also moves voting booths out of nursing homes and will cost about four million dollars. Passage wasn’t unanimous. In the House Governmental Affairs Committee, Vernon Parish Representative Rodney Schamerhorn says his constituents oppose any election rule changes.

Cut 7 (08) “determined”

It still needs full Senate and House approval which will be voted on by mail.

A UL Lafayette student’s face mask sewing operation receives the national spotlight from CBS.  Sewing with Savoie founder Christine Savoie set up a Facebook page for the operation.  She says it’s been rewarding seeing pictures of people wearing her masks.

Cut 5 (06)  “…alligators.”