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Advocate photo by Michelle Millhollon -- State Sen. Ben Nevers,...
Advocate photo by MICHELLE MILLHOLLON -- State Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, testified Thursday in favor of creating a minimum wage in Louisiana.
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4 hrs ago
Senators kill proposal to raise minimum wage
Without objection, the Senate Labor Committee killed the bill by Sen. Ben Nevers, a Bogalusa Democrat.
8 hrs ago
Senate panel kills proposed minimum wage hike
State Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, said he wanted to do something through Senate Bill 123 for workers struggling to make ends meet on the $7.25 hourly federal rate.
17 hrs ago
Louisiana ministers push for limit on payday loans
Armed with Bibles with inserts marking scripture critical of usury and taking advantage of the poor, clergy of almost all denominations and citizen groups encouraged state lawmakers Wednesday to clamp down on payday loan operations.
Wed Apr 23, 2014
Louisiana House members reject restrictions on their Tulane scholarship program
The Louisiana House of Representatives voted 44-53 against imposing mild restrictions on its own ability to award full scholarships to Tulane University, despite accusations of nepotism and favoritism within the program.
High Pearl River not yet hurting eastern Lake Pontchartrain speckled trout action
The water clarity was off Tuesday when Capt. Mike Gallo fished the bridges in eastern Lake Pontchartrain, but Gallo thinks recent winds had more to do with it than influence from the Pearl River.
Bogalusa, La., man gets prison for Diamondhead bank robbery
Jessie Ronald Landry, 43, of Bogalusa, La., has been sentenced to prison for robbing the Keesler Federal Credit Union in Diamondhead on Dec. 6, 2012.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
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St. George responds to news that mall may be annexed into BR city limits
Are businesses around the city really choosing sides, St. George versus Baton Rouge? Or is the recent news of three places being annexed into the city just a ploy by councilmen to say - look who's choosing Baton Rouge.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Public employee pension problems in Bogalusa must addressed by May 16, auditor says
The city of Bogalusa must address its fiscal problems in a "detailed action plan" that must be turned over to Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office by May 16, according to a letter made public Monday .
Sun Apr 20, 2014
The Daily Advertiser
Wedding: Caitlyn Williams & Matthew LeCompte
The double ring ceremony was officiated by Mignhon Tourne', aunt of the bride. Tanya and Dorise, New Orleans musicians, provided the music for the ceremony.
Our Views: Fair play for loans
Amid a deluge of lobbying from national payday lending operations, the Legislature in both chambers has shown a reluctance to tighten the sky-high interest rates and fees paid by customers of the short-term loan outlets.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Woman will testify against husband in bank robbery
Assistant District Attorney Chris Daniel tells The Sun Herald 34-year-old Aleisha Diaz Landry pleaded guilty Monday to the Dec. 6, 2012, robbery and admitted her drug addiction clouded her judgment.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Bogalusa mayor's son, employees indicted on federal mail fraud and conspiracy charges
The son of Bogalusa's mayor and several of his business associates were indicted by a federal grand jury on mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud charges.
Easy 5 winners in Shreveport, Natchitoches to split $50K
BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana Lottery officials say one ticket won the $325,000 jackpot in Wednesday's Lotto drawing.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Lawmakers push back on proposed Tulane scholarship restrictions
Rep. Harold Ritchie, D-Bogalusa, has introduced legislation to change the Tulane University legislative scholarship program, after he was accused of misusing it.
St. George election window narrows
Advocate Photo by MICHELLE MILLHOLLON -- State Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, meets with constituents after a hearing on legislation to study the way Louisiana incorporates new cities.
Notes from the La. Legislature's regular session
Students at poor-performing public schools could have the possibility of switching to higher-performing schools, under a bill that received the unanimous support Wednesday of the Senate.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Supporters seek new angle to limit payday lending
They're backing a bill by Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, that would limit borrowers to 10 payday loans per year.
Easy fishing action will follow Pearl River's crest
Jeff Bruhl caught this bass and a bunch of others last year as the Pearl River was pulling out of the woods.