Tax hike on cigarettes still a possibility - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Tax hike on cigarettes still a possibility

Good Tuesday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:

*Legislators snuffed out a proposed tax hike on cigarettes at the State Capitol, but this might not be the end of it.  We'll tell you where the bill goes from here.

*The state senate has now joined the house in supporting a bill that would outlaw an abortion practice.  Right now, the law requires doctors who prescribe the drugs used to terminate pregnancies be on site with the patient.

*Federal and state investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire that set off a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant last week in the town of West.  Authorities say there no signs of criminal intent.

*How prepared is Southwest Louisiana if we faced a scenario like the explosion in West, Texas?  We'll talk to emergency preparedness officials about that today.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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