Refund recovery: More than $23 million of the tax refund overpayments Louisiana made in March have been recovered. State revenue department spokesman Byron Henderson says the state has collected $23.4 million of the $26 million incorrectly sent to taxpayers last month. Work continues to collect the remaining dollars. Read the full story.
Workplace discrimination: The Supreme Court announced today it will take on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The cases will be argued in the fall, with decisions likely by June 2020 in the middle of the presidential election campaign. Read the full story.
Tweetstorm: When LSU athletics put up a billboard celebrating the gymnastics team’s runner-up performance at the first-ever Four on the Floor meet, not much was thought about it, that is until former ESPN analyst Darren Rovell caught wind of it, NOLA.com reports. Rovell, who now works for the Action Network, quote-tweeted LSU gymnastics’ post of the billboard saying “No, you can’t put up a billboard for coming in second.” In response, an LSU gymnast tweeted back “Sounds like someone was runner up in their Easter egg hunt. There’s always next year, Dave.” Read the full story.