17:30 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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The Louisiana Workforce Commission says for the first time since August of 2015, the state saw over the year gains in nonfarm jobs and private employment. Construction, professional and business services showed the largest gains in the February jobs report, while mining and lodging which includes the oil and gas sector saw its first over the month gain since October 2014.

Over a decade ago, legislators discussed placing an oil processing tax on Louisiana refineries. Amite Representative Robby Carter has filed that bill for the upcoming legislative session and knows it will face fierce opposition from the oil and gas industry. But Carter says all options should be on the table when it comes to addressing the state’s budget problems….
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It was a deadly weekend on our state highways. State Police say their troopers investigated 10 fatal crashes that resulted in 15 deaths of people. Sgt. Jared Sandifer says knowing that these crashes could have been avoided continues to frustrate law enforcement…:
CUT 11 (08) “change your life forever”
He says lack of seatbelt use, impairment and even excessive speed contributed to the crashes. Also several involved a vehicle crossing into the opposite lane of travel.