Senator Kennedy votes for a full Senate vote on Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation
Posted on 9/28/2018 1:36:00 PM.
Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination vote to the US Supreme Court advanced to the full Senate Friday, but the vote will be delayed until later in the week as the GOP whips for votes, and the FBI reportedly looks into the allegations. Senator John Kennedy says after hearing from both Judge Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, he’s decided to support the judge’s nomination.
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Special session collapses, again
Posted on 6/5/2018 2:01:00 AM.

The second special session of the year crashed and burned when lawmakers failed to pass a sales tax bill and that could result in a 30% cut to TOPS and 20% reduction in higher ed funding next fiscal year. The House rejected a Senate backed sales tax plan that would have replaced most of the 648-million dollars in expiring revenue.More

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New sexual misconduct bill includes investigation of state worker complaints
Posted on 5/2/2018 11:10:00 AM.
The full Senate approved a measure to enact a statewide policy against sexual misconduct in government. The bill was passed the same day Secretary of State Tom Shedler announced he was stepping down following allegations of sexual misconduct. New Orleans Senator Karen Carter Peterson (pictured) is a co-author of the bill.
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State Rep claims Senator Peterson used an obscenity against her during a heated moment at the Capitol
Posted on 6/9/2017 11:37:00 AM.

Haughton Representative Dodie Horton claims New Orleans Senator Karen Peterson told her “shut the f up” in the chaotic final minutes of the regular session. The House was attempting to approve a budget through procedural moves, and Horton says there was well orchestrated chaos when members of the black caucus continued to jeer in the back.

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Bill to require parolees to pay an additional $37 a month passes out of Senate Judiciary
Posted on 5/24/2017 3:36:00 AM.

A Senate Judiciary committee voted to raise the fees for individuals on probation and parole in Louisiana to increase salaries for parole officers. Alexandria Representative Lance Harris’ measure would up the fee by $37 to $100. Harris hopes this would be an incentive for parole officers to stay in their position.

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Equal pay bill passes the state Senate
Posted on 5/13/2015 10:55:00 AM.
In a narrow vote, the state Senate advances an equal pay bill to the House.  New Orleans Senator Ed Murray's legislation would ensure that all employees receive the same pay for the same kind and quality of work.  
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Louisiana Democratic Party criticizes Jindal for speech on beefing up US military
Posted on 10/7/2014 3:37:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Louisiana Democratic party is bashing Governor Bobby Jindal over his speech yesterday at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C. calling for a strengthening of the US military. Chairwoman Senator Karen Carter Peterson says Jindal needs to stop putting so much effort into matters outside of Louisiana.
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Full Senate considers trio of Equal Pay bills today
Posted on 4/28/2014 1:43:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The full Senate will consider three bills today that deal with equal pay. One of the items of legislation would require that private employers pay men and women who do the same job, the same about of money. Julie Schwam Harris, spokesperson for the Legislative Agenda for Women, says Louisiana has the second largest pay gap in the US.
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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.
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Louisiana Democratic Party will support raising state minimum wage
Posted on 2/11/2014 3:00:00 AM.
The Louisiana Democratic Party says it will push to increase the state's minimum wage in the 2014 legislative session. Party Chair and New Orleans State Senator Karen Carter Peterson says raising the minimum wage would help lift many people out of poverty and create an economy that would work for all Louisianians.

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