08:30 Newscast, April 1st, 2016

Three weeks are in the books for the 2016 legislative session and lawmakers still have a long way to go. Political analyst Bernie Pinsonat says big topics are still on the agenda like the TOPS program…:
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The session ends on June 6th.

A bill that would establish the Louisiana Equal Pay Act advanced Thursday in the Senate Labor Committee. Governor John Bel Edwards spoke in support and said all women deserve equal pay for equal work as men…:
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Renee Amar, with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, says education, experience, and market prices determine how much an employee is paid, not whether they are male or female…:
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The measure now heads to the Senate floor.

Legislation to allow drivers to park on the wrong side of the road in residential areas passed in the Senate Transportation Committee. Emelie Gunn has more…:
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AAA says motorists are paying the lowest quarterly prices for gas in 12 years. in Louisiana, the statewide average for a gallon of regular is $1.88. Fuel analyst Mike Wright says drivers will see significant savings this year over 2015…:
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He says Americans have saved almost $10-billion on gas this year compared to the same period in 2015.