Senate committee approves bills for higher minimum wage, equal pay for women

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, urge an expansion of the Louisiana Equal Pay for Women’s Act at a senate hearing Thursday. (Source: Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, urge an expansion of the Louisiana Equal Pay for Women’s Act at a senate hearing Thursday. (Source: Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)

By Ryan Noonan

Gov. John Bel Edwards advocated at a Senate hearing Thursday for his bills to raise the minimum wage and an expand an equal-pay law for women, and the committee voted to send both of the bills to the Senate floor.

Read the story in KPLC/kplctv.com.

 

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