18:30 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.

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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