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Jim Hanzo
May 22, 2019 - 8:07 am
Pro-choice protestors will gather at Poydras and St. Charles today. They are upset about two anti-abortion bills making headway in the Louisiana legislature. Demonstrators today are holding rallies against the new wave of abortion laws coast to coast. The protests will be held at the Hancock...
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May 22, 2019 - 6:27 am
New Orleans Democratic Senator Troy Carter says he scrapped his bid to raise Louisiana's minimum wage because he says the votes just aren't there to get it through passage. Carter's proposal would have set the minimum wage for the state at 9 dollars an hour. That would be up from the $7.25 per hour...
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Chris Miller
May 21, 2019 - 6:24 pm
State senators Tuesday evening voted 31-4 to approve a proposed amendment to Louisiana's constitution that says there is no right to have an abortion. It's the latest in a series of pro-life measures that have swept conservative states, as abortion opponents seek to challenge the 1973 Roe v. Wade U...
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WWL Newsroom
May 21, 2019 - 4:50 pm
A bill to legalize hemp and CBD products in Louisiana cleared a Senate Agriculture Committee vote, but lawmakers in Baton Rouge passed several regulatory amendments. The committee's chairman, Sen. Francis Thompson (D-Delhi), opposed the bill until the amendments were added. "There will be no...
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May 21, 2019 - 2:08 pm
It's Early Childhood Education Day at the Capitol, and proponents are hoping to convince lawmakers to pump 31-million dollars more into a program that subsidizes early childhood programs for working class families. Giving kids a good educational foundation is vital to their academic future,...
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David Blake
May 21, 2019 - 1:20 pm
As the Louisiana legislature puts the finishing touches on legalized fantasy sports betting, gambling opponents are more concerned than ever about a growing population of gambling addicts. They say it's worse than the opioid crisis and extremely expensive. Family Forum President Gene Mills says...
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David Blake
May 21, 2019 - 10:31 am
Domestic violence is often said to be the worst call for law enforcement, because it can frequently become deadly. Police officers face high danger and the people in a relationship can turn violent at any moment against each other. Even crafting new laws are made more difficult by the nature of the...
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WWL Newsroom
May 21, 2019 - 8:07 am
The cousin of former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has thrown his name in the race for Governor of Louisiana. Gary Landrieu's political views are much different than his cousin, Mitch. Landrieu says one of his first moves as governor would be cracking down on undocumented immigrants through an...
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May 20, 2019 - 2:10 pm
No support and not enough time. Legislation to raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure projects got shelved because of a lack of support. Bill author, Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter, was then prompted to request the winner of the fall gubernatorial election call a special “infrastructure...
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Don Ames
May 20, 2019 - 7:55 am
Mad about robocalls? If you live in Louisiana, you've got good reason to be. This may not surprise you. But, Louisiana folks get more robocalls than anyone else in the country. That's what recent a recent article in Consumer Reports indicates. CR had the robocall tracking company, YouMail, conduct...
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