Troy Carter

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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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November 21, 2018 - 9:55 am
(WWL.com) Governor Edwards, on his monthly talk show Ask the Governor, said minimum wage increase successes in other southern states have galvanized his administration and their allies to push for pay raise for working class Louisianans again in the next legislative session. Corporate lobbies like...
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November 09, 2018 - 4:16 pm
(WWL.com) Two Republican run states voted this week to increase their minimum wage. Arkansas' wage will go up to $11 an hour by 2021, and Missouri's minimum wage will rise to $12 by 2023. Efforts to raise the minimum wage in the Bayou State have failed, but New Orleans Senator Troy Carter believes...
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June 01, 2018 - 12:22 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a law allowing emergency dispatchers to tell others how to administer CPR over the phone. New Orleans Democratic Sen. Troy Carter's bill will require 911 operators and other emergency medical dispatchers to receive training to deliver CPR...
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May 20, 2018 - 9:37 am
(WWL.com) - The latest school shooting, this time at Santa Fe High School, has reignited the conversation around gun regulations. In response to the Parkland massacre, several bills were introduced in Louisiana that targeted firearms, but all were struck down. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter, who...
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May 15, 2018 - 6:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana senators shelved a proposal Tuesday that would have let the legislative auditor use state income tax returns to check people's eligibility in the Medicaid program, with opponents saying the bill unfairly targets the poor. The Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs...
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March 27, 2018 - 8:34 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana won't be joining 29 other states in paying a minimum wage higher than the federally-set rate, as Gov. John Bel Edwards saw one of his signature legislative efforts fail for a third year in a row. The Senate on Tuesday refused...
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March 01, 2018 - 8:37 pm
(WWL.com) - State Senator Troy Carter filed a bill for the regular session that raises the age to purchase an assault rifle from 18 to 21. Carter says this is in response to the Florida school shooting which killed 17. The New Orleans Democrat says he believes in the Second Amendment but... “I do...
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March 01, 2018 - 10:18 am
(WWL.com) State Senator Troy Carter filed a bill for the regular session that raises the age to purchase an assault rifle from 18 to 21. Carter says this is in response to the Florida school shooting which killed 17. The New Orleans Democrat says he believes in the Second Amendment but, “I do think...
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August 01, 2017 - 7:52 am
(WWL.com) Drivers should no longer receive speeding tickets in the mail from hidden speed cameras thanks to a new law that goes into effect today. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter’s legislation requires signs to be posted ahead of speed enforcement camera in order to collect on the fine. He says if...
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