Edwards pushes minimum wage increase, citing successes in other southern states.
Posted on 11/21/2018 2:13:00 AM.

Governor Edwards, on his monthly talk show Ask the Governor, said minimum wage increase successes in other southern states have galvanized his administration and their allies to push for pay raise for working class Louisianans again in the next legislative session.

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Minimum wage going up in Arkansas and Missouri, is Louisiana next?
Posted on 11/9/2018 4:14:00 AM.

Two Republican run states voted this week to increase their minimum wage. Arkansas' wage will go up to $11 an hour by 2021, and Missouri's minimum wage will rise to $12 by 2023. Efforts to raise the minimum wage in the Bayou State have failed, but New Orleans Senator Troy Carter believes what happened in Arkansas will help convince lawmakers in Louisiana that a minimum wage of $7.25 is to low.

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Senator Troy Carter calls for renewed focus on gun control after Texas shooting
Posted on 5/20/2018 4:52:00 AM.

The latest school shooting, this time at Santa Fe High School, has reignited the conversation around gun regulations. In response to the Parkland massacre, several bills were introduced in Louisiana that targeted firearms, but all were struck down. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter, who introduced several gun bills this year, says he hopes the legislature will come around on gun control.

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Legislation to allow riverboat casinos on land could get a vote on the Senate floor today
Posted on 4/11/2018 4:06:00 AM.
A bill to allow the state’s 15 licensed riverboats casinos to expand their gaming operations on to land and change the rules regarding gaming space has been sitting on the Senate floor for over two weeks, but a vote in the upper chamber coudl happen today. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter says many senators are concerned about the numerous pieces of legislation that seek to expand gambling.
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Bill to prohibit assault weapon sales to those under 21 passes committee
Posted on 4/3/2018 12:58:00 PM.

A Senate committee passed a bill by New Orleans Senator Troy Carter that would prohibit the sale of assault weapons under the age of 21. Baton Rouge Senator Regina Barrow says 18-year-olds aren’t emotionally mature enough to own a firearm.

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Minimum wage increase and equal pay legislation fails on Senate floor
Posted on 3/28/2018 9:24:00 AM.
Minimum wage increase, pay secrecy, and equal pay for women legislation all died on the Senate floor Tuesday night. The bills are a major part of Governor John Bel Edwards agenda.
New Orleans Senator Troy Carter's bill would have increased the minimum wage from the federal level of $7.25-per-hour to $8.00 in 2019 and $8.50 by 2020.
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Sen. Troy Carter files bill to raise age to buy assault rifles from 18 to 21 in Louisiana
Posted on 3/1/2018 4:14:00 AM.

State Senator Troy Carter filed a bill for the regular session that raises the age to purchase an assault rifle from 18 to 21. Carter says this is in response to the Florida school shooting which killed 17. The New Orleans Democrat says he believes in the Second Amendment but...

“I do think that the framers of the constitution did not contemplate AR-15s, and Uzis and alike, being in the hands of people under the age of 21 or anyone for that matter.”
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State Senate Democrats unveil fiscal cliff solution
Posted on 2/19/2018 12:38:00 PM.

The Senate Democratic Caucus offers a solution on solving the one-billion dollar shortfall. Chairman Troy Carter proposes compressing income tax brackets, removing sales tax exemptions that benefit some businesses and expand the sales tax base, so certain services are taxed.

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New law prohibits unmarked speed enforcement cameras
Posted on 8/1/2017 2:48:00 AM.

Drivers should no longer receive speeding tickets in the mail from hidden speed cameras thanks to a new law that goes into effect today. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter’s legislation requires signs to be posted ahead of speed enforcement camera in order to collect on the fine.

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Committee defers bills seeking to protect confederate monuments
Posted on 5/31/2017 4:12:00 PM.

After five hours of heated debate, a Senate committee rejected two proposals aimed at protecting confederate monuments. One of the measures would require a public vote to remove military monuments, while the other requires legislative approval. The proposals faced steep opposition from black lawmakers, including New Orleans Senator Troy Carter, who notes there are no statues celebrating Adolph Hitler.

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