Uber, Lyft statewide regulations head to Senate
Posted on 5/18/2017 10:43:00 AM.

A bill to regulate Uber and Lyft statewide is heading to the Senate. Jackson Representative Kenny Havard says these ride sharing services keep people safe, offers an affordable ride, and provides thousands of employment opportunities. He says very rarely do lawmakers get a chance to do something that really affects people’s lives.

Kenny Havard, Uber, Lyft, Troy Carter, Jay Morris

Senate committee advances bill protecting LGBT community from workplace discrimination
Posted on 5/18/2017 5:44:00 AM.

Louisiana’s LGBT community would be protected from workplace discrimination under a proposal heading to the Senate floor. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter’s bill would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in state laws. He says as an African American man, he hasn’t always been protected from discrimination under the law.

Troy Carter, LGBT, Dylan Waguespack, Will Hall

Senate committee approves proposed minimum wage increase
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

Senate committee approves bill requiring signs ahead of speed cameras
Posted on 5/4/2017 10:12:00 AM.

The Senate Transportation Committee approves a bill that requires traffic signs to be posted ahead of speed cameras. The proposal by New Orleans Senator Troy Carter is similar to one that passed last year requiring warning signs for red-light cameras. He says this prevents municipalities from using these cameras as a money grab.

Troy Carter, speed cameras, Senate Transportation Committee, traffic

Municipalities now required to post warning signs ahead of red light cameras
Posted on 8/1/2016 12:55:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Drivers will soon know where red light cameras are located under a law going into effect today requiring municipalities to post a sign within 500 feet of each light. New Orleans Sen. Troy Carter says if a city wants to have red light cameras, that's fine, but motorists should be warned if one is up ahead.
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Signs will soon be required ahead of red light cameras
Posted on 6/8/2016 10:48:00 AM.

Starting August 1st, signs will be required to be posted 500 feet ahead of intersections that have red light cameras, because of a bill signed into law by the governor. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter says it’s a great day for the citizens of Louisiana.

Troy Carter, red light cameras

Warning signs will soon be required to be posted ahead of red light cameras
Posted on 5/25/2016 12:29:00 PM.

A bill to require municipalities to post warning signs 500 feet ahead of red light cameras has just received final legislative passage. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter says red light cameras should be about safety, not collecting revenues.

Troy Carter, red light cameras

Bill to require signs before red-light cameras moves closer to final passage
Posted on 5/10/2016 3:40:00 AM.

A bill to require warnings 500 feet ahead of red-light camera intersections heads to the house floor for final legislative passage. The author of the legislation, New Orleans Sen. Troy Carter, believes this would limit the ability for cities to bring in revenue, which currently collects a substantial amount.

Troy Carter, red light camera, House, Senate

Bill to protect LGBT people from workplace discrimination passes Senate committee
Posted on 4/28/2016 12:45:00 PM.

A Senate committee has approved the bill to prevent members of the LGBT community from being fired or turned down for jobs because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter authored the legislation. He says we need to protect people from discrimination.

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Senate Committee frustrated with LABI, saying they refuse to cooperate
Posted on 3/8/2016 12:31:00 PM.
A state senate committee approves legislation that takes away a significant tax break businesses receive to help pay for utility costs and equipment purchases. Louisiana Association of Business and Industry president Stephen Waguespack opposes the idea, but New Orleans Senator Karen Peterson says Waguespack helped create the state’s budget problems as a former aide to Governor Bobby Jindal.
Stephen Waguespack, LABI, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Karen Peterson, Troy Carter, Jay Luneau

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