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May 09, 2019 - 8:23 pm
Jeff Palermo reporting The House approved a 30-billion dollar budget. It contains money to give public school teachers a $1,200 raise. There’s a concern the raise is actually a one-time bonus. But House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry says the pay raise will be permanent once the funding...
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May 09, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Kevin Barnhart reporting (WWL.com) - A statewide poll funded by Harris, Deville & Associates indicates that Governor Edwards leads the October primary with 38% voter support, followed by Congressman Ralph Abraham with 23%, and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone has 7%. 32% of respondents are...
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May 09, 2019 - 7:11 pm
Jeff Palermo reporting (WWL.com) - The state Senate approves legislation that would exempt diapers, tampons and other feminine hygiene products from the state’s 4.45 percent sales tax. Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt voted against it, because she says the savings for families would not be significant...
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May 09, 2019 - 9:41 am
(WWL.com) The state Senate approves legislation that would exempt diapers, tampons and other feminine hygiene products from the state’s 4.45 percent sales tax. Slidell Senator Sharon Hewitt voted against it, because she says the savings for families would not be significant. “For women using...
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May 09, 2019 - 8:18 am
Efforts to resurrect the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution have gone down in defeat yet again in Louisiana. The latest move by New Orleans Democratic Senator J.P. Morrell was rejected by state senators on Wednesday. Morrell sought to make Louisiana the state that would push...
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May 09, 2019 - 7:44 am
Matt Doyle reporting... The House will discuss a state budget today that includes a teacher pay raise, but not 39 million dollars requested by the Governor for increased public education funding. Louisiana Federation of Teachers Legislative Director Cynthia Posey has some problems with the current...
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May 08, 2019 - 9:25 pm
(WWL.com) A House approved constitutional amendment stating there is no legal right to an abortion in Louisiana heads to the Senate floor. If it gets two-thirds approval by the Senate, the measure would share an October ballot with the gubernatorial primary. Monroe Representative Katrina Jackson...
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May 08, 2019 - 11:47 am
Matt Doyle | WWL.com Members of the Louisiana House unanimously approved legislation that would legalize industrial hemp, and regulate the sale of hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD). Currently, the sale of CBD products in Louisiana is a legal grey area, according to Rep. Clay Schexnayder (R-Gonzales). "...
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May 08, 2019 - 8:42 am
The Louisiana House takes up the measure of banning hand held cellphones while driving. Is it time to make it a law in Louisiana? Click here to read more about the proposed law... "Yeah, it should be banned," said one man. "It's dangerous and they cause accidents, too, so I think that is a good...
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NOTE: Debate was delayed and reschedule for Monday, May 13. The Louisiana House of Representatives today is schedule to vote on a bill to outlaw holding a phone while behind the wheel. It is currently illegal to hold a phone while driving in a school zone. "Proposed law extends the prohibition to...
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