LRN Newscast 14:30 03-19-15

State Treasurer John Kennedy says the Jindal Administration is considering selling the Louisiana Lottery as a way to help plug the state’s massive budget hole. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols says they have never entertained this option…
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it’s the first time the LSU Men’s Basketball team has been to the NCAA Tournament since 2009, and tonight, the ninth seeded Tigers hit the court against NC State for a first round match-up. Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham says it’s hard to determine the favorite. Tip-off at 8:20 PM on TBS.
Governor Bobby Jindal’s budget for next fiscal year does not include money for a presidential primary in the state for 2016. In a statement, the Jindal administrations says Secretary of State Tom Schedler should find other ways to balance his budget and fund the primary. Schedler says he’s told legislators that unless they say differently, the state will move forward with it…
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The State Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret tells lawmakers it’s time to reign in the state’s film tax credit program. The current return is about 20 cents on the dollar, and he says the most important thing is limiting the program’s benefits, so the state has a greater control…
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Moret also suggests tighter controls on should get the tax credits, as there have been reports of fraud in the program.