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April 07, 2019 - 8:43 am
(WWL) - One of the focal points of the legislative session is pay raises for teachers and school support staff. House Education Chairman Nancy Landry said it’s a priority that teachers get a pay raise and most lawmakers believe teachers are not paid what they are worth. “Most of us would like to...
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April 07, 2019 - 7:57 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A large-scale shakedown at Louisiana's maximum-security prison uncovered just a few illegal items, which officials say shows their efforts to rid facilities of contraband are working. The state Department of Corrections says the operation at the Louisiana State Penitentiary...
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April 06, 2019 - 1:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The brokering of a hard-fought tax deal to stabilize the budget hasn't ended Louisiana's financial feuds as lawmakers return for their annual regular legislative session. The session starts Monday with new fights simmering between Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and House...
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April 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Louisiana continues to rake in the movies, TV shows and film projects and there's no doubt the state tax credit program helps to lure in Hollywood business. But that doesn't mean all is rosy, as various studies continue to show it's not paying off for Louisiana. Tulane Professor Patrick Button has...
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April 05, 2019 - 10:42 am
(WWL.com) The Louisiana Survey says 67 percent of Louisiana residents would support raising the gas tax by five cents to pay for road projects and infrastructure repairs. Director of LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab, Dr. Mike Henderson, says it’s a bipartisan public sentiment that reflects the...
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April 05, 2019 - 8:53 am
(WWL.com) State Fire Marshal deputies, with the help of ATF agents, are investigating the circumstances surrounding fires that have destroyed three churches in St. Landry Parish that have occurred since March 26th. Fire Marshal Butch Browning says there is clearly something happening in the...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:18 pm
(WWL.com) - The latest report from the Louisiana Survey shows many residents are wrong when it comes to how much they pay in taxes. Director of LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab, Dr. Mike Henderson, said 46% of the respondents say the state income tax rates are higher than they were four years ago,...
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April 04, 2019 - 8:02 pm
(WWL.com) - Shreveport Representative Barbara Norton has a bill that would enforce pay equality between men and women in Louisiana’s private sector. Currently only public sector employers must pay women the same as men for equal work. According to a report Louisiana ranks 48th in pay equality, and...
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April 03, 2019 - 6:27 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More than 30,000 people in Louisiana have been booted from the Medicaid program. A new state computer check combed through the rolls and determined they earn too much to receive the taxpayer-financed health insurance. Louisiana's health department sent notices to 40,000...
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April 03, 2019 - 9:19 am
(WWL.com) State Senator John Milkovich has pre-filed a bill to ban abortions in Louisiana if the heartbeat of a fetus is detectable. The Shreveport Democrat says if this bill passes, it would mean most women five to six weeks into their pregnancy would not be able to have an abortion. “Clearly what...
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