11:30 LRN Newscast May 28

Before state lawmakers left the capitol for the Memorial Day weekend, they approved a 38-billion dollar state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. It didn’t take as long to approve a spending plan since the state has millions of dollars in extra cash as a result of federal coronavirus aid. Salary hikes are going to teachers, college professors, prison guards and juvenile justice workers.

Protestors were at the state capitol demanding justice for the death of Ronald Greene. Brooke Thorington has more.
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A human skull found in Cameron Parish more than three years ago has been identified as a missing San Antonio woman. Cameron Parish Sheriff Ron Johnson says it was a computer-generated image of the head that led a concerned citizen to connect the dots, and dental records confirmed the findings.
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The 58-year-old Hines went missing in December of 2017 and there are no details on what led to her disappearance.

Legislation that would have allowed 1,500 Louisiana prisoners who were convicted by a non-unanimous jury to seek a new trial was defeated in a House committee. New Orleans Representative Jason Hughes says Louisiana voters already deemed non-unanimous verdicts unconstitutional going forward, and that decision should be retroactive…
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But the legislation failed on a seven to five vote.