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May 24, 2017 - 4:56 pm
(WWL.com) -- A measure that would raise the minimum wage to $8 an hour beginning on July 1st of 2018 was killed by the Senate Finance Committee for a second consecutive year. The bill is by New Orleans Senator Troy Carter who says raising the minimum wage will benefit the state as a whole. “The...
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USA TODAY
May 24, 2017 - 3:12 pm
(WWL.com) -- Vice President Mike Pence echoed many of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises when he told a crowd in Port Allen the administration will make America prosperous again. He says the president’s leadership is already making a remarkable difference in the economy. He says businesses...
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May 24, 2017 - 1:30 pm
(WWL.com) A deadly virus is threatening Louisiana crawfish. Aquaculture specialist Mark Shirley with the LSU AgCenter says the white spot syndrome virus showed up in Acadiana about a decade ago. He says the virus is showing up again in ponds across southwest Louisiana, and it’s hurting the crawfish...
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May 24, 2017 - 11:40 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A Louisiana Republican lawmaker scolded by her party's leaders for supporting a gas tax increase has shot back that the GOP effort to kill the bill is an example of short-sighted party politics that ignores the state's problems. Rep. Julie Stokes, a Kenner Republican, said...
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May 24, 2017 - 10:23 am
(AP) - A Louisiana married couple has been arrested after a baby suffered second-degree burns. It's reported that Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigators arrested 20-year-old Denzel Davis and 23-year-old Jessica Davis on Saturday. The two are accused of intentionally scalding Jessica Davis...
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USA TODAY
May 24, 2017 - 9:19 am
(WWL.com) Vice President Mike Pence will be in Baton Rouge today to meet with business leaders. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says the frustration business owners have experienced over the last few years has peaked. He says in the first year of opening a small business, owners spend more...
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Chris Miller
May 24, 2017 - 7:42 am
There's a status hearing set for today in the Rachel Respess (left) case, the Destrehan high school teacher accused of having a three-way with fellow teacher Shelley Dufresne (right) and an underage student in her Kenner apartment. Respess is charged in Jefferson Parish with failure to report a...
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May 24, 2017 - 6:52 am
(WWL.com) Today lawmakers in the Louisiana House are expected to debate raising the state’s gasoline tax for the first time in 27 years. A proposal by Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter would up the tax by 17 cents a gallon. President of the Council for a Better Louisiana, Barry Erwin says...
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May 24, 2017 - 6:32 am
(AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit the Baton Rouge area. Pence's office says he'll meet with local business people Wednesday to discuss health care, jobs and the economy. He's also scheduled to deliver remarks in Port Allen at Cajun Industries, a construction services corporation...
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