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January 31, 2014
LSWI3721 - January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014, Human Trafficking, Louisiana Winter Weather, Tax Season Begins

Human Trafficking (5:24) Human trafficking is a difficult subject to address, but Louisiana has many efforts underway to stop this crime. Shauna Sanford shows us how one non-profit group is opening the first home in the state dedicated to the rehabilitation of underage female victims of sex trafficking. SHARE

Louisiana Winter Weather (12:55) Many parts of Louisiana fell under winter weather advisories and warnings for the second time in two weeks. While officials in Atlanta appeared to be caught by surprise, Louisiana fared much better. Charlie Whinham explains part of that is due to the coordinated preparation efforts taken by state and local agencies. SHARE

Tax Season Begins (18:24) When it comes to preparing your taxes, are you leaving money on the table? Diane Denton with the IRS offers information on EITC, the Earned Income Tax Credit. It is a refundable tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families originally passed by Congress in 1975. In Louisiana, 518,000 received $1.4 billion in EITC with an average amount of $2,600. SHARE

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Kelly Connelly produces Capitol Beat, a nightly news segment during the legislative… »»» READ MORE

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Emmy award winning broadcaster Charlie Whinham joined Louisiana Public Broadcasting in the… »»» READ MORE

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