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Report: Louisiana has largest gender pay gap in US
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:52
The District of Columbia had both the narrowest gender gap — women's pay averaged 91 percent of men's — and the highest average pay at $67,610 for men and $61,760 for women. It was followed by New York state at 86 percent, Maryland at 85 percent, and Florida, California and Arizona at 84 percent. The widest gaps, after Louisiana's, were 69 percent for Wyoming and West Virginia and 70 percent for Utah and North Dakota.
Louisiana prison rates decline
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:11
A statement released Tuesday by the State Department of Corrections says a decline in incarceration is partly due to re-entry programs that help prisoners get back into society. At the end of 2012, Louisiana had over 40,000 prisoners and by the end of 2013, that number declines of nearly 900 people. Although, the State Department of Corrections stated that Louisiana imprisons more people per capita than any other state.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Line Ave. water line break
Monday, 15 September 2014 10:34
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A broken water line has shut down parts of a busy intersection in Shreveport. City crew workers are repairing an 8-inch water main break at the intersection Line Avenue and Dalzell Street. Shreveport Water and Sewerage Director, Barbara Featherson, tells KSLA News 12 businesses and residents in the area will experience low water pressure, until repairs are complete.
Department Releases Final Opportunity for Communities to Become Early Childhood Network Pilots
Monday, 15 September 2014 09:52
Press Release - The Louisiana Department of Education today released a request for applications (RFA) for Round 3 of the Early Childhood Network Pilots, building on 31 parishes that have already begun to unify their systems of early childhood education. The total amount of funding available for round 3 applicants is $3.1 million. The network pilot program is the central strategy in the state's implementation of Act 3 of the 2012 Regular Legislative Session, which…
Louisiana State Fair director suspended, reprimanded after drug charge
Monday, 15 September 2014 09:49
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana State Fair Executive Director and General Manager Chris Giordano has been placed on 2-week suspension following his arrest last week on a drug charge. Giordano, 43, was pulled over on Saturday for a failing to stop at a stop sign traffic violation. When officers searched his vehicle, they say they found a small quantity of suspected marijuana in his vehicle.
Water main break shuts down part of Shed Rd. in Bossier City
Monday, 15 September 2014 08:04
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Shed Rd. at Doctor's Dr. in Bossier City is shut down due to a water main break. Drivers are being urged to consider taking alternate routes if they are in the area. Bossier City spokesperson Mark Natale says they are working to get at least one lane open while crews work to repair the line.
No La. policy handling sexual assaults on campuses
Monday, 15 September 2014 02:33
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has no statewide policy for handling allegations of sexual assault on college and university campuses, leaving students open to varied experiences depending on which school they attend. That's according to a report the state Board of Regents released Monday. State Sen. J.P. Morrell, a New Orleans Democrat who had asked for the statewide look, tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1qILzQs ) legislation likely will be proposed during the Louisiana Legislature's 2015…
Departments Plan to Complete Unification of Early Childhood System
Sunday, 14 September 2014 05:28
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Education and the Department of Children and Family Services today outlined proposed policies and strategies to complete the unification of Louisiana's early childhood system by the fall 2015 deadline required by Act 3 of the 2012 legislative session. Through Early Childhood Care and Education Networks, early childhood education providers - child care, Head Start, and pre-kindergarten - in parishes statewide have collaborated for two years to set…
Louisiana legislators and staff have more state health care options
Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:43
At least one small subsect of government employees -- the Louisiana Legislature and its staff -- may be able to switch into another government health care plan if the new Group Benefits' insurance options are untenable in2015. Thousands of state workers and retirees are preparing to pay more out-of-pocket costs for scaled-back health care benefits next year under new plans offered by their insurance overseer, the Office of Group Benefits.
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