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An LSU Public Policy Research Lab survey finds a majority of Louisiana residents support two of Governor John Bel Edwards’ major policy issues – criminal justice reform and Medicaid expansion. Of those surveyed, 61-percent say they support the sweeping changes made last year. LSU’s Dr. Mike Henderson says there seems to be support on changing the state’s sentencing laws, because over half of the respondents believe the system is not fair, especially African-Americans.

 

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Tax day is tomorrow and a survey from offers.com finds  most Louisianans wait until the very end to file. Some 53 percent wait until the day before or the final day to file. Offers-dot-com’s Carson Yarbrough says most people don’t want to pay their taxes and some say they would go to extreme measures to avoid doing so.

 

The National Weather service is currently a damage survey from Friday and Saturday's storm. Scientist with the Shreveport office have confirmed six tornadoes in their initial reports.

An EF-1 tornado with winds up to 105 m.p.h. hit the Grambling area and moved to Ruston. The path of the tornado was 6.66 miles. Trees fell on houses and metal roofs were blown off of houses.

The Choudrant area was pummeled by an EF-1 tornado. NWS Meteorologist say that a tornado was on the ground for 4.77 miles. The path took the twister across I-20 and splintered trees with 105 m.p.h. winds.

Survey: People Happy With Their Jobs

Feb 16, 2018
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Most persons are happy with their jobs.  A recent Bankrate-dot-com survey finds the average worker rates their job satisfaction at a seven out of ten.  And half of those gave a rating of at least eight.  UNO Business Professor Mark Rosa says he’s not surprised.

 

Some employers scaled back benefits during the recession, including raises.  Rosa says workers are starting to see some of these perks come back, which makes for better productivity in the workplace.

 

Ouachita Parish Mosquito Survey

Jun 13, 2017
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Louisiana is holding a state wide mosquito survey. Shannon Rider of the Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District says “the survey is being held to determine if Aedes Aegypti (which is a known vector of the Zika and other viruses) has spread throughout the state.” The Aedes Aegypti is only known to have been in the Greater New Orleans Region.

If the weather stays the same and the ground doesn’t soak up the water then there can be an expected increase in mosquitos.