|Posted on 3/15/2018 2:20:00 PM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards appeared before the Senate Finance committee this morning to support a bills that would raise the minimum wage, mandate equal pay for women, and allow employees to openly discuss pay with other employees without retribution. Edwards made a campaign promise that he would fight for better wages.
|legislation, regular session, labor, wages, minimum wage, equal pay, pay secrecy|
|Posted on 3/12/2018 2:34:00 PM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards kicked off the regular session today by laying out his legislative agenda, and tearing into lawmakers who failed to fix the fiscal cliff. The governor highlighted the plight of Louisiana’s highest performing students, who could begin to be poached by universities in other states with TOPS still up in the air. Edwards says right now Bama is beating us academically, and athletically.
|John Bel Edwards, regular session, fiscal cliff, TOPS, minimum wage, licensing, gun control, Alabama|
|Posted on 1/9/2018 3:00:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards has several items he would like to accomplish in the 2018 regular legislative session when it convenes March 12th. Edwards will once again ask legislators to increase the minimum wage. 18 states increased their minimum wage January 1st. He says $7.25 an hour is not enough for hard working Louisiana families.
|Governor John Bel Edwards, 2018 legislative session, minimum wage|
|Posted on 9/20/2017 4:12:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards released an email poll asking if Louisiana residents support raising the minimum wage. ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley says this survey is more about fundraising, as many of his supporters already want to increase the state’s minimum wage, which is $7.25.
|John Bel Edwards, minimum wage, Joshua Stockley|
|Posted on 5/24/2017 2:27:00 PM.|
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.
|legislative session, minimum wage, Troy Carter|
|Posted on 5/17/2017 11:11:00 AM.|
The Senate Labor Committee approves a proposal to increase the minimum wage to $8.50 over the next two years. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, and this measure would create a state minimum wage at $8.00 by 2018 and increase to $8.50 by 2019. State Director of the National Federation for Independent Business, Dawn Starns opposes the measure because she says it will create uncertainty for small businesses.
|Troy Carter, Mike Walsworth, Rob Shadoin, minimum wage|
|Posted on 4/5/2017 5:41:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards is once again asking lawmakers to increase the state’s minimum wage and guarantee equal pay for equal work. Both measures failed in last year’s session. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says raising the minimum wage is never easy.
|Clancy Dubos, Bernie Pinsonat, equal pay, minimum wage|
|Posted on 5/18/2016 12:44:00 PM.|
Democratic US Senate candidate Foster Campbell held a press conference today in Baton Rouge to discuss what he would do if elected as our U.S. Senator. Campbell says we need to address coastal restoration in Louisiana.
|Foster Campbell, US Senate, coastal restoration, minimum wage, internet|
|Posted on 4/1/2016 2:07:00 AM.|
Three weeks into the regular legislative session and things are still moving slow. The biggest piece of legislation so far has been the minimum wage bill clearing the Senate Labor Committee. Political Analyst Bernie Pinsonat says legislators were burnt out after a tough special session.
|Regular legislative session, Bernie Pinsonat, TOPS, minimum wage, equal pay, school reform|
|Posted on 3/14/2016 3:41:00 PM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards spoke in front of lawmakers today as the regular legislative session is now underway. Edwards is moving forward with the expansion of Medicaid, proposing a higher minimum wage, and reforming public education. He says he wants to ensure the working poor have access to affordable healthcare and with the expansion the state will save 100 million dollars.
|Governor John Bel Edwards, minimum wage, Medicare expansion, education reform, regular legislative session|
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