Two high schoolers win SEED Center business pitch competition
Posted on 6/17/2018 2:43:00 AM.

Two Lake Charles high school students want to bring delivery services to entertainment venues, so that hot dog comes right to your seat in the stands.

The idea from Malik Ellis and Alex Brown of LaGrange High School won the SEED Center Business Pitch Competition this year. SEED Center Business Incubator Executive Director Adrian Wallace saw the pitch.
SEED Center, Adrian Wallace, Lake Charles

2018's Third Special Session Preview
Posted on 6/16/2018 10:24:00 AM.

Eyes across the state are on the kick off of the third special session. Governor John Bel Edwards was 7 votes away from closing in on his wishes to renew a half-cent sales tax in the most recent special session, so now the attention has been turned toward legislators whose votes can tip the scales to approving a definitive tax plan.

Special Session, Governor John Bel Edwards, Bernie Pinsonat

President Trump pushes through new tariffs on China; House Majority Whip Steve Scalise reacts
Posted on 6/15/2018 3:18:00 PM.

Louisiana could feel the pinch as President Donald Trump issued a new round of tariffs today on China, worth 40 to 55 billion dollars in new penalties, and the Chinese responded with a threat of 50 billion in retaliatory tariffs.

The escalating trade dispute could damage the Bayou State economy that relies on shipping, but US Congressman Steve Scalise says the People’s Republic needs to be pushed to trade fairly.
Donald Trump, Tariffs, Steve Scalise

Louisiana officials push for inspection fee on imported seafood
Posted on 6/15/2018 1:01:00 PM.

Louisiana officials back an effort to impose a five to ten cent inspection fee on all imported seafood coming, in an effort to push back against lower quality, cheaper imported shrimp that’s hurting Louisiana shrimpers.

During an appearance on Talk Louisiana, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says foreign seafood doesn’t meet our safety standards.
Billy Nungesser, Shrimp imports, New Orleans

Senate passes legislation to honor Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal
Posted on 6/15/2018 12:37:00 PM.

The US Senate approves legislation to honor former Saints standout and ALS advocate Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal which is the highest honor a citizen can receive from Congress.

Senator Bill Cassidy, one of the bill’s sponsors, speaks about his experience meeting Steve.
Steve Gleason, Bill Cassidy, New Orleans Saints

15.3 billion dollars expected to be spent this upcoming Father's Day
Posted on 6/15/2018 11:02:00 AM.

Father’s Day is this weekend and the National Retail Federation is expecting near record spending in honor of the holiday to the tune of $15.3 billion. NRF spokesperson Katherine Cullen says when it comes to gifts, it’s really looking promising for dads this year.

“Consumers told us they planned to spend about 133 dollars on average, on all the dads, granddads, and other father figures in their lives.”

Fathers Day, National Retail Federation, Katherine Cullen

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