A bill that would make it possible for the New Orleans Hornets to get a $3.7 million annual tax break is rejected by the Louisiana House. Metairie Representative Cameron Henry's bill is part of a proposed deal to keep the franchise in New Orleans through 2024. He says the tax break keeps jobs in New Orleans.

But Franklin Representative Sam Jones says the state has bigger priorities than providing a multi-million dollar tax break for a wealthy NBA owner.

"We can't afford the games until we take care of our real priorities. We cannot keep closing technical colleges. They've closed some in my district. They've closed them in many of your districts. We can't afford to fix the roads."
The proposed legislation fell four votes short of passing. It will likely be brought up for another vote in the near future.