Roundup: Presidential visit / Referee bill stalled / Disney takes over Hulu   

    Motorcade: President Donald Trump returned to Louisiana today to tout his policies on energy. Trump is in Cameron Parish to visit Sempra Energy’s liquefied natural gas export facility. Members of Louisiana’s Republican congressional delegation and Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards trumpeted the news. 

    Timeout: A bid to establish new penalties when unruly parents threaten or harass referees at school sporting events has stalled in the Louisiana Senate. The House-backed proposal by Metairie Republican Rep. Cameron Henry would create the new crime of harassment of a school or recreation athletic contest official. The measure would authorize penalties if the referee feels alarmed or threatened during a game by the harassment or suffers “emotional distress.” Someone found guilty could face up to 90 days in jail, along with mandatory counseling time and community service work. Read the full story.  

    Big mouse: Walt Disney and Comcast have struck a wide-ranging deal that turns operational control of Hulu over to Disney and gives Comcast the option to sell Disney its stake in the streaming-video service, The Wall Street Journal reports. Under the deal, Comcast can require Disney to purchase the one-third stake its NBCUniversal subsidiary owns in Hulu as early as January 2024, the companies said this morning. Read the full story.  

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