17:30 LRN Newscast, April 1, 2016

With all the new sales tax laws going into effect today, compliance could be a problem. Jeff Palermo has more…

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Meanwhile, Amazon has informed Amazon Associates in Louisiana that it’s ending its relationship with them because of a law that now allows the Department of Revenue to collect internet sales tax on purchases. Amazon Associates have their own personal blogs or sites and provide links to Amazon products for consumers to purchase.

We are through three weeks of the regular legislative session and it’s been a slow start. The biggest piece of legislation so far has been the minimum wage bill clearing the Senate Labor Committee. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says legislators were burnt out after a tough special session.

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The regular session concludes June 6.

A bill to make it legal to park on the wrong side of the road in residential areas is headed to the Senate floor. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny says currently it’s illegal to park in the opposite direction, but he believes the law was intended for highways only. Martiny says uniformly parked cars look nicer, but it isn’t the government’s place to make sure everything looks pretty.

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