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McConnell ‘medically clear,’ says Capitol doctor  | KTVE

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www.myarklamiss.com – Mychael Schnell – 2023-08-31 13:34:19

SUMMARY: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is medically cleared to continue with his schedule after a brief freeze-up during a press conference. The attending physician stated that occasional lightheadedness, which McConnell experienced, is not uncommon in concussion recovery and can also be expected as a result of dehydration. McConnell suffered a concussion and a rib fracture in March but has since returned to work. This is the second time in just over a month that McConnell has frozen up during a press conference. He will be consulting a physician as a precaution before his next event.

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Louisiana Gov. Landry asks for federal assistance to help crawfish farmers

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www.myarklamiss.com – Tyler Eschette – 2024-02-22 08:11:29

SUMMARY: Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry has requested federal assistance to support the state’s crawfish industry, which has been hit hard by a summer drought. The request aims to expand the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program to cover losses for farm-raised fish, including crawfish. The drought has led to a decrease in crawfish production and higher prices. Louisiana is the top producer of crawfish in the US, contributing over $425 million to the state’s economy. Governor Landry is urging the federal government to provide relief to the farmers and fishermen who play a crucial role in the state’s economy.

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LABI holds annual meeting, Gov. Landry announces changes to tax exemption program

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www.myarklamiss.com – Keymonte Avery – 2024-02-22 08:06:48

SUMMARY: Governor Jeff Landry signed an executive order to make changes to Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) during the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) annual meeting. The changes include keeping the property tax exemption maximum limit at 80%, removing the job creation requirement, and simplifying the approval process. LABI President and CEO, Will Green, stated that the governor’s announcement sends a strong message that Louisiana is open for investment and hopes it will attract out-of-state manufacturers. ITEP is a tax exemption program that allows eligible companies up to 10 years of exemption from local property taxes.

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Morning Rush 2/22/24

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www.youtube.com – News 10 – 2024-02-22 07:35:43

SUMMARY: Dawson Damico and Jasmine Dean report on fuel costs for Jeff Davis Electric Co-op due to low water levels in the Mississippi River. Rodricka Taylor shares the story of Joyce Goodie, who is moving back to a renovated home in Carencro after her house burned down, thanks to the help of a local contractor and the community. Zane Hogue reports on the delay of renovations for Donald Gardner Stadium in Opelousas, with Mayor Julius Alsandor stating the delay was essential, despite high profile matchups for Opelousas High School bringing more people to the city next season. Gerald Adlibs is not included in the summary.

Morning Rush 2/22/24

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