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Julie Harris With Legislative Agenda For Women Sees Equal Pay For Women Act As “Step” For “Equal Playing Field”

The Equal Pay for Women Act passed the La. Senate Wednesday by a 23-13 vote (Roll Call), but not until after a key amendment was added. It was an amendment that met with opposition from the bill's author, but allowed for this "step...to hav(ing) an equal playing field for men and women in all employment," according to Julie Harris with the Legislative Agenda for Women.

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Veteran Teacher’s Brutaly Honest Resignation Video [Opinion]

I am afraid teachers of this caliber are slowly going the way of the dinosaur. It is we the people that are allowing this to happen and we should be very ashamed.

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Lafayette Congressman Charles Boustany At Heart Of Questioning In IRS Investigation

Ousted acting IRS chief Steven Miller testified on Friday before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee about the scandal involving the agency, which admitted to targeting conservative, TEA Party and religious groups for audits.

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Congressman John Fleming (by flickr user Gage Skidmore)
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La. Congressman John Fleming Wants To “Audit The IRS”

With the IRS admitting to targeting conservative groups for audits, and now the subsequent stepping down of acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller, Minden Congressman Dr. John Fleming (R) says it's now time to audit the IRS.

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Shorten The Yellow Light – Raise The Revenue, Are Traffic Signals Manipulated For Money?

An adjustment of just half a second in the length of a yellow caution light could result in the doubling of red light camera revenue. Could this be happening in Lafayette Parish?

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Crowley Representative’s Tax Bill Fails As La. Budget Debate Continues

Several bills have advanced through the La. House and Means Committee to the La. House floor that limit the amount of tax breaks Louisiana doles out.

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Amendments To La. Budget Bill Rejected

Lawmakers have rejected amendments made in the La. House Appropriations Committee that stripped almost $500-million in one-time money from the proposed budget.

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Member Of Rallying Group Calls La. Gov. Bobby Jindal “The Brown Devil,” LAGOP Demanding Apology

A rally was held on the La. State Capitol on Tuesday urging Louisiana to accept the expansion of Obamacare by accepting the Medicaid money that comes along with it, something Gov. Bobby Jindal has been opposing.

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Is This Advertisement Racist? [Opinion]

The further reaching effect of this advertisement is not about selling toothpaste. It has stirred a whole new debate on racism. Is it racist to suggest that people of the Caucasian race are not good dancers? I watch Dancing with the Stars and I see white folks doing just fine so my simple mind tells me this is simply a lighthearted poke at a not that important stereotype.

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La. House Passes Bill To Block Federal Government From Placing Ban On Semi-Automatic Weapons

Rep. Jim Morris' bill, which seeks to be "a hurdle" that blocks the federal government form placing a ban on semi-automatic weapons or having large capacity magazines in Louisiana, is now headed to the La. Senate for committee review.

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