6:30 LRN Newscast July 31

Talks continue on Capitol Hill on a coronavirus relief package that would provide millions of Americans with expanded jobless benefits. The 600-dollar-per-week unemployment benefit officially lapses today. Democrats support the three trillion dollar HEROES Act while Republicans want the slimmer, trillion-dollar HEALS Act. Senator John Kennedy wonders if either piece of legislation does enough for small businesses.
Cut 14 (13) “…capital.”

The SEC has approved a ten-game conference only football schedule this season. The first game will be played September 26th, instead of Labor Day weekend. Tiger Rag Editor Ron Higgins…
cut 17 (12) “…Ole Miss”
The league has yet release each team’s new schedule.

Beginning tomorrow, access to medical marijuana will increase dramatically in Louisiana. A new law goes into effect that allows physicians to prescribe the treatment without having to obtain a special license. LSU medical marijuana licensee Wellcana CEO John Davis…
Cut 4 (12)_ “…medical condition”

Also going into effect on Saturday is a law that allows for the nighttime hunting of feral hogs on private property. Jonesboro Representative Jack MacFarland wrote the law and says feral hogs will eat anything and have negative impacts on farmland as well as other wildlife and adds this measure could help reduce auto insurance rates.
Cut 12 (09) “…up car insurance.”