Six constitutional amendments will be on the November ballot
Posted on 6/30/2016 4:41:00 AM.

The second special session ended a week ago today, and lawmakers proposed several constitutional amendments to be decided by voters in November. President of the Public Affairs Research Council, Robert Travis Scott, says there will be six changes on the ballot in the fall. He says one of them would change the state’s corporate income taxes.
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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign begins today
Posted on 6/30/2016 4:33:00 AM.

A statewide campaign begins today that seeks to reduce drunk driving this Fourth of July weekend. Jessica Bedwell with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will include multiple enforcement efforts aimed at keeping drunk drivers off the road. She says this risky behavior can result in more than just a DWI.
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More people than ever traveling for the Independence Day weekend
Posted on 6/30/2016 4:10:00 AM.

Starting today through Monday, more Americans than ever are expected to be hitting the road for the 4th of July weekend. AAA Spokesperson Don Redman says close to 43 million people will be traveling over the holiday, which is five million more than Memorial Day.
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3 major Republican U.S. Senate candidates debate in Baton Rouge
Posted on 6/30/2016 3:51:00 AM.

Three of the major Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter appeared at a debate in Baton Rouge to discuss why they should be elected on November 8th. Congressman Charles Boustany says he wants to create a better sense of trust between the people and government. He says it’s time to get serious about solving Louisiana’s problems.
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Louisiana Interstate Highway System turns 60
Posted on 6/29/2016 12:56:00 PM.

Today the Louisiana Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old and the Department of Transportation has released a state of the interstate report. DOTD Secretary Sean Wilson says our system is very valuable, effective but sometimes over capacity. He says if we want to keep up our interstate we’re going to have to make some improvements.
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IG reports film company claimed $1 million in fraudulent tax credits
Posted on 6/29/2016 11:35:00 AM.

Inspector General Stephen Street has announced that a film company claimed over $1 million in fraudulent tax exemptions in Louisiana. Street says Horizon Entertainment and Productions claimed excess expenses in the 2011 filming of The Sean Payton Show and the documentary Saintsational.
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