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New Orleans (WGNO)–Governor John Bel Edwards is headed to the legislature today.

His mission is to increase the minimum wage in Louisiana.

Governor Edwards will testify before the Senate committee on labor and industrial relations to support Senate Bill 269.

The bill would increase Louisiana’s minimum wage by establishing the Louisiana Equal Pay Act.

The state’s current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

If passed, it would increase to $8.00 next year and $8.50 the year after that.

For more, just log on to: http://gov.louisiana.gov/news/2016-regular-legislative-session-agenda