Around the South for Oct. 20: LA, FL & KY


Louisiana: Cassidy proposes fast-track for natural gas exports. US Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have introduced legislation to expedite the export of liquefied natural gas in small amounts (up to 51.1 billion cubic feet per day). The fast track would mean no delay in obtaining Energy Department approval ……. Florida: Pence to address GOP dinner. Vice President Mike Pence will be the speaker for the Republican Party’s annual Statesman’s Dinner, the largest fundraiser the GOP holds ……. Kentucky: Bevin announces retirement proposal. Gov. Matt Bevin (R) and legislative leaders are proposing that most public employees be gradually moved into a 401(k)-like plan. Bevin says the plan maintains the retirement benefits of current retirees, although some benefits of current employees and teachers would be cut in some ways …….