BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A majority of members on the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee backed bills championed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to raise Louisiana's  minimum wage and to mandate equal pay for men and women doing the same work. Here are the votes that moved the bills to the full Senate for debate:

MINIMUM WAGE

Voting for the bill: Sens. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge; Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans; Troy Carter, D-New Orleans; and J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans.

Voting against the bill: Sens. Barrow Peacock, R-Bossier City; Ronnie Johns, R-Lake Charles; and Neil Riser, R-Columbia, chairman.

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EQUAL PAY

Voting for the bill: Sens. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge; Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans; Troy Carter, D-New Orleans; Ronnie Johns, R-Lake Charles; and J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans.

Voting against the bill: Sens. Barrow Peacock, R-Bossier City; and Neil Riser, R-Columbia, chairman.

 

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