Governor Edwards talks about his agenda for 2018 regular session
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.

 
 
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Gov. Edwards asks supporters if they back a higher 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.
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Bill to raise minimum wage fails to pass out of Senate Finance Committee
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.
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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.
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Gov Edwards pushes equal pay, higher 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.
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U.S. Senate candidate Campbell talks campaign priorities
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.
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Regular legislative session off to a slow start
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.
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Gov. Edwards pushes higher minimum wage, Medicare expansion and education 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.
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Riser will not support increase in Louisiana's minimum wage
Posted on 1/13/2016 10:11:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards wants to raise the minimum wage in Louisiana but he's facing opposition from a key member of the Senate.  Columbia Senator Neil Riser, new Senate Labor Committee Chairman, says he will oppose any bill that raises Louisiana's minimum wage.  
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Could a minimum wage hike in Louisiana help the economy?
Posted on 1/12/2016 11:17:00 AM.
In his inaugural address, Governor John Bel Edwards spoke of raising the minimum wage in Louisiana.  Many wonder what kind of affect an increased minimum wage would have on business and workers.  
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