9:30 LRN Newscast June 30

With a current balance of less than $500 million, the Louisiana Workforce Commission indicates the state’s unemployment trust fund is on course to run dry in about 14 weeks…
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The special session ends tonight and Republican lawmakers will look to pass a tort reform bill that could lead to lower auto insurance rates. La-Politics-dot-com publisher Jeremy Alford says one bill has support from both sides of the aisle, because it would make changes to the state’s civil legal system, but it would come off the books if rates do not go down…
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Louisiana’s abortion providers will not be required to have an admitting priviledges agreement with a local hospital, as the U-S Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law. If the law went into effect, two of the state’s three abortion clincis would close. Supporters of the legislation say the law was an effort to protect the safety of woman who make the decision to seek an abortion. But Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom Executive Committee member Katrina Rodgers says it’s obvious the law was an attempt to shutter abortion clinics.
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Republican Congressman Mike Johnson says he fears this ruling will lead to legal challenges against other abortion regulations.
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