|Posted on 12/5/2018 12:18:00 PM.|
A Report from Hunger Free America says Louisiana has the third highest rate of food insecure children in the nation. About 25 percent of kids in the state live in households where their parents do not make enough money, and CEO Joel Berg puts much of the blame on the state’s low minimum wage.
|hunger, poverty, minimum wage, Hunger Free American, Joel Berg, Louisiana, 2018|
|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.
|minimum wage, John Bel Edwards, economy, pay, Troy Carter, Louisiana, 2018, labor, fightfor15|
|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.
|minimum wage, John Bel Edwards, economy, pay, Troy Carter, Louisiana, 2018|
|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.
|Troy Carter, J.P. Morrell, minimum wage, pay secrecy|
|Posted on 3/27/2018 3:30:00 AM.|
A bill to raise the minimum wage will be up for a vote before the full senate today. The legislation would boost the minimum wage to 8.50 an hour by 2020, and was a campaign trial promise for Governor John Bel Edwards. Edwards says paying the current minimum wage just isn’t right.
|minimum wage, John Bel Edwards, Mark Rosa, regular session, legisation|
|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|
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