10:30 LRN Newscast January 1

Governor John Bel Edwards has said his top priorities for 2019 are to give teachers a pay raise, increase the minimum wage and close the gender pay gap. Edwards says women earn about 66 cents on the dollar compared to men performing a similar job…
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Edwards made it a campaign promise to raise the minimum wage and close the gender wage gap.

A new report indicates the oyster population continues to struggle along the Gulf Coast. Coastal and marine conservation director at the Nature Conservancy Seth Blitch says the industry has struggled since the 2010 oil spill.
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Blitch believes more BP oil money needs to be spent on building up oyster reefs.

It’s the first day of 2019, but let’s take one look back at the year in state politics in 2018. Matt Doyle has more…
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