6:30 LRN newscast

There’s good and bad news when it comes to the state’s finances. First the good news, House Appropriations Chairman Jerome Zeringue says mid-year budget cuts are not expected this fiscal year, but they could be looking at a 500-million dollar budget shortfall next fiscal year…
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The Revenue Estimating Conference is scheduled to meet in mid-May which will direct lawmakers on how much they’ll need to cut to pass a balanced budget for the fiscal year that begins to July.

Baton Rouge Police Corporal Derrick Maglone, who was critically injured in a shooting last Sunday that left another police officer dead, continues to make progress every day. Former State Police Superintendent, Mike Edmonson, who is Maglone’s uncle, says his nonverbal communication has meant the most to the family…
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Shopping malls face a major hurdle in resurgence following the coronavirus pandemic. Kevin Barnhart has the story.
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