9:30 LRN Newscast May 31st

A Senate committee approves a sales tax bill that would generate 300-million dollars more in state revenues than what the House approved. The author of the legislation, Alexandria Republican Lance Harris, predicts the House will not go a long with the Senate changes. The special session ends June 4th and it remains to be seen if the two chambers can agree on a sales tax plan that would address a 648-million dollar shortfall.

Starting with the 2019-20 school year, Louisiana public schools will be required to display the motto “In God We Trust” in their buildings. Baton Rouge Senator Regina Barrow says the nation was built on a Christian foundation and students need to know that….
cut 12 (09) “…at home”
Barrow says the law also requires instruction about the national motto.

US Senator Bill Cassidy says just because last year’s Obamacare repeal failed, doesn’t mean he will stop chasing healthcare reform. The Senator has released a plan, he says will help expand access and drive down prices. Cassidy says the first step is enforcing price transparency for medical care providers.
Cut 4 (11) “place else”

Despite the 24-hundred mile distance from Baton Rouge, die-hard LSU baseball fans will make the trip to Oregon for the Corvallis Regional. Sean Fredenburn with the LSU Alumni Association Portland chapter says if there is a good number of Tiger fans in Corvallis they can make their presence known.
Cut 8 (13) “pretty amazing”