Lawmakers weighing pay gap between women and men - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lawmakers weighing pay gap between women and men

Good Tuesday morning to you!  Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:

*Today is Equal Pay Day.  That means the average woman has to work through April 8, plus all of last year to earn what the average man earned last year.  We'll tell you why it's getting so much attention in Washington today.

*A Louisiana republican is apologizing after a newspaper published video which appears to show him kissing another woman.  We have the report on the video at the center of the scandal.

*The recent accidental death of an infant is a harsh reminder that the Lake Charles area leads the state in these types of infant deaths.  A community event will kick off an innovative safe sleep initiative to reduce these tragedies.  We'll share the details.

*Traffic tickets and tougher penalties for heroin dealers are on this morning's agenda at the State Capitol.  We'll give you the rundown of what's ahead.

*Springtime is a great time to do some cleaning, including in our community.  Team Green Southwest Louisiana wants to keep Louisiana beautiful with the first statewide "Great American Clean-Up."  Our local leaders against litter will join us for a live interview.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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    Thursday, January 18 2018 12:40 PM EST2018-01-18 17:40:29 GMT
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    Kinder turning off water at 1 p.m.

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    Thursday, January 18 2018 11:04 AM EST2018-01-18 16:04:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
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    The Town of Kinder is turning off water from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, then from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday morning. The town is also under a boil advisory. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
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