In local news:

Senate President John Alario announced the appointments for all Senate committees, including Labor and Industrial Relations and Insurance. For the Insurance Committee, District 30 Senator John Smith is the Chair and District 36 Senator Ryan Gatti is Vice-Chair. On the Labor side, District 32 Senator Neil Riser will Chair and District 7 Senator Troy Carter is Vice-Chair. House Committee appointments are expected soon, but local media reports that Governor John Bel Edwards will have little say in the choices. Newly selected House Speaker Taylor Barras told NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that “I have not communicated with [the Governor’s team] on committee assignments.”

Read the full list of Senate appointments here.

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