troy carter Legislative Auditor Won't Get Access To Tax Data For Needs-Based Programs By Wallis Watkins • May 28, 2019 A party line vote killed a bill Monday that would have made certain individuals income tax data available to the state’s legislative auditor. Minimum Wage Increase Won't Reach Voters' Ballot By Wallis Watkins • May 22, 2019 For the fourth year in a row, an effort to increase the minimum wage in Louisiana was unsuccessful Tuesday. Legislature Considers Automatic Voter Registration Bill By Wallis Watkins • Apr 19, 2019 Louisiana Senator Troy Carter (D-New Orleans) has proposed a bill that would automatically register people to vote when they apply for a driver's license. Ethics Board Backpedals Child Care Decision For Political Candidates In Louisiana By Wallis Watkins • Feb 19, 2019 The Louisiana Board of Ethics voted on Friday to allow political candidates to use campaign funds to pay for certain child care expenses. Some say the decision breaks down a barrier that working parents, especially women, face getting on the ballot.