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Courtesy: La. Radio Network

  Governor John Bel Edwards has asked for $119 million from the state’s “rainy-day fund”, but the House plan only taps $75 million, the Senate’s plan takes $99 million; the differences will have to be made up in cuts to state agencies.  So lawmakers are now focusing on negotiation. Added to the mix is House Speaker John Alario’s bill - HCR 1, which plans to start using a portion of dedicated funds to pay state debt, beginning July 1st.

Courtesy: CBS News

RUSHED TO HELP — A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect, and jumped on the man's back, helping the officer subdue him. According to CBS NEWS, 56-year-old Vickie Williams-Tillman was driving to a store Sunday when she spotted Baton Rouge Police Officer Billy Amie struggling and felt she needed to help. Police said the assailant become aggressive when the officer tried to handcuff him and Williams-Tillman jumped on the man's back to allow the officer to subdue the assailant.

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