14:30 LRN Newscast March 27th

A survey released by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab finds a majority of Louisiana residents are willing to pay higher taxes if the money went towards schools and health care. But the Louisiana Survey did not find a consensus on what taxes should be raised. Director of the research lab, Michael Henderson says there is support in raising the gasoline tax, but support from Republican voters falls when you ask about a 20-cent per gallon hike…
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We were expecting to hear from Governor John Bel Edwards today on the tax proposals that he will push in the legislative session that starts two weeks from today. But that announcement has been pushed back until Wednesday, giving the governor a chance to collect more data and conduct more closed-door meetings with legislators.
State Police investigated 10 fatal crashes resulting in the deaths of 15 people since Friday. Michelle Southern reports on the tragic weekend:
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The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts we could see 88-thousand fewer doctors by 2025. Dean of the School of Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans Doctor Steve Nelson says they are providing incentives to keep medical students in this state and there efforts are paying off…
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