430 PM LRN News

The Governor of Texas orders masks to be worn across most of the state as their COVID case count continues to explode. Yesterday Governor Edwards says he has no such plans to order mandatory mask wearing across the state, instead relying on local governments to make the call…

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Louisiana tallied nearly 1,400 new cases today, along with 41 additional hospitalizations.

An Ochsner COVID-19 study of 25,000 Jefferson and Orleans Parish residents finds an estimated seven percent had coronavirus antibodies in mid-May. The work also studied how likely people were to die if they were to be infected. Research scientist Dr. Amy Feehan says the infection fatality rate was 1.63 percent.

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The test was conducted from May 11th to May 15th.

The special session is in the rearview mirror, but what do lawmakers feel were the highlights?

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Campaign finance reports show Senator Bill Cassidy has used more than 5,500 dollars in money raised for his campaigns to pay for membership dues at exclusive social clubs dating back to 2014. Most of the funds went to the Penn Club of New York, a private club for those affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, and the other for the Petroleum club of Morgan City, a social club for businessmen looking to network with the oil and gas industry.