1:30 LRN Newscast May 17

The Supreme Court ruled the most recent state congressional map approved by lawmakers with two majority Black districts will be the one to use in the upcoming election. Mel Bridges has more.

Cut 1 (31)  “…I’m Mel Bridges”

Congressman Garret Graves says he plans to run for re-election, but he hasn’t determined which district he’ll run in. He currently represents District 6, which was altered to be a majority-minority district.

The Louisiana Senate approves a bill to create the Gator Scholarship Program which gives parents public dollars to pay for private school tuition. New Orleans Senator Royce Duplessis says Education Savings Accounts are an abandonment of public education and its teachers…

Cut 7 (13) “…in the program.”  

It still needs House approval.

Organizers say they’ve collected 6,000 signatures of the 36,000 they need to recall embattled St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Christopher Tape. Noble-Bates Young with Family First St. Tammany says they’ll rely heavily on business hubs for signatures.

Cut 13 (13) “…so far.” 

Signatures must be collected by October.