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Louisiana ranks 49th for return of investment when it comes to taxes paid
Posted on 4/23/2014 12:58:00 PM.
Louisiana's government services are providing the third worst return in investment based on the amount taxes Louisiana residents pay.  That's according to Senior analyst John Kiernan says based on their research Louisianians are not getting a lot in return for the amount of taxes they pay.
Wallethub, John Kiernan

Equal pay legislation passes out of Senate committee
Posted on 4/23/2014 12:12:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
A bill that would expand the "Equal Pay for Women Act" to include men and also apply to private sector employers passed in Senate Committee today. SB 334 is by New Orleans Senator Karen Carter Peterson who says paying unequal wages based on sex is unjust and discriminates against the person receiving the lesser rate.
equal pay, karen carter peterson

Drone bill passes Senate on second try
Posted on 4/23/2014 10:14:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
A day after rejecting a bill that would regulate certain drones in Louisiana, Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor ended up getting enough votes to advance his legislation Tuesday. SB330 would prohibit unmanned flying devices from taking pictures of private property with several exceptions.
dan claitor, drone, senate, SB 330

Most parents who are involved in the state's voucher program are pleased
Posted on 4/23/2014 4:34:00 AM.
A survey released by two pro voucher groups shows 92-percent of the parents who have children participating in the state's voucher program are satisfied and happy with their child's academic progress. President of the Louisiana Federation for Children, Ann Duplessis, says the survey sends a strong message to those who oppose vouchers.
Black Alliance for Educational Options, Louisiana Federation for Children, Louisiana Scholarship program, Ann Duplessis, vouchers

5-Day Festival International in Lafayette begins today
Posted on 4/23/2014 3:37:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The massive Festival International which brings in music and art lovers from all over the world, kicks off today in Lafayette. The annual 5-day festival is always held during the last full week of April.
festival international, lafayette, music, crafts, food, kelly strenge

Study finds only 3 out of 10 adults in Louisiana have a college degree
Posted on 4/23/2014 2:15:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
According to a report based on 2012 Census data, Louisiana ranked 49th in the nation for lowest percentage of people who graduate from college. The document from the Lumina Foundation indicated The Bayou State graduates only 29% of the population.
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