15:30 LRN Newscast March 27th

A statewide survey conducted by LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab finds support for higher taxes if the additional revenues will go towards public schools, colleges, health care and roads. But LSU pollster Michael Henderson says when it comes to raising taxes to pay for key services, it’s unclear what taxes the public would like to see raised….
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In order to help the state with its budget problems, Amite Representative Robby Carter has proposed legislation that would put a tax on oil that’s processed at Louisiana refinieries. Carter has also filed a bill that would tax oil that passes through pipelines. Carter believes oil and gas companies have the money to pay for these additional taxes…
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Carter says he knows there will be heavy opposition to these proposals.

From Friday afternoon to Monday morning, State Police troopers have investigated 10 separate crashes that led to 15 deaths. Sergeant Jared Sandifer says 15 deaths over a three-day period is highly unusual….
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Sandifer says several of the crashes involved vehicles crossing over into the opposite lane of travel.

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, Dr. Steve Nelson, says Medicaid expansion has put a strain on doctors…:
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He also says doctors are aging, which means there are fewer of them still able to practice.