9:30 LRN Newscast July 1

On the final day of the special session, the Legislature approves a 34-billion-dollar budget. Matt Doyle has the Governor’s reaction…
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In East Feliciana the parish police jury will decide next week whether to dismantle a statue of a confederate soldier from the courthouse lawn which has stood there since 1909. Calls to remove the statue have escalated in the past few weeks while protests have broken out across the county and Louisiana.

Civil lawsuit reform legislation is headed to the Governor’s desk that supporters say may lower auto insurance rates by changing the way auto accident lawsuits are handled.
Evangeline Parish Senator Heather Cloud celebrated the bill’s passage, saying it would help fix the ongoing crisis in commercial auto insurance markets.
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Governor Edwards applauded this version of the bill, which was a compromise between earlier GOP efforts and the Governor’s past preferred policy.
The Louisiana National Guard will be performing more hospital flyovers today honoring first responders and frontline healthcare workers. Louisiana’s Army aviation commander Col. John Plunkett says
Several months ago, flyovers were performed, but they didn’t hit every hospital in the state. He says Today’s routing of these flights should hit Slidell, Hammond, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport, and Monroe.
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