10:30 LRN Newscast May 31st

A Senate committee made major changes to GOP House Chairman Lance Harris’ sales tax bill, so the proposed legislation would raise enough revenue to fill a projected budget shortfall for next fiscal year. The panel removed more sales tax exemptions for businesses, but Harris doesn’t see the Senate version passing the House…
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The revised sales tax bill would produce an extra 300-million dollars. The special session is set to end June 4th and if a sales tax plan is not done, another special session will likely take place.

New Orleans actor John Goodman declines to comment when asked about the cancellation of the TV sitcom “Roseanne.” ET found Goodman at an auto repair shop in New Orleans and he said he’d rather say nothing than to cause more trouble. A racist tweet sent by Roseanne Barr forced ABC to take the popular show off the air.

Starting with the 2019-20 school year, public schools will be required to display the motto “In God We Trust” and the schools will have also have to teach students about the motto. Baton Rouge Senator Regina Barrow says she doesn’t see the new law infringing upon someone’s religious opinion and it is a motto in which this country was founded on…
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The legislation is not expected to cost schools that much money, because they could display the motto on paper.