3:30 LRN Newscast June 24

The Acadiana region is outpacing other regions of the state in new COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday’s case report, of the tests taken in the region, 11.1% came back positive, higher than the federal recommendations in moving forward in economic reopening. Dr. Tina Stefanski, regional medical director of the Office of Public Health in Acadiana, says the age groups that are the most problematic are the younger demographics.

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A proposal that will result in many of Louisiana’s essential workers receiving a 250-dollar check from the state continues to make its way through the legislative process. The Senate Revenue Fiscal Affairs committee approved the bill Shreveport Representative Sam Jenkins

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The House approves legislation protecting public and private schools from civil suits by students or teachers who say they contracted COVID on school grounds. Bill sponsor, Denham Springs Representative Buddy Mincey stresses the law is needed because it’s impossible to prove exactly where students or teachers got their COVID infections.

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The state’s only current medical marijuana grower announces it will lower its prices as a result of a new law that greatly expands access to the treatment. Wellcana CEO John Davis says the price reductions will allow pharmacies to sell the product at the average price for the nation’s more mature markets.

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The law expanding access goes into effect on August 1st.