x
Breaking News
More () »

New Orleans's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | New Orleans, Louisiana | WWLTV.com

Louisiana governor plans nearly $1M in raises for appointees

The Edwards administration provided the names of more than 150 top-level political appointees who have already received or are in line to receive salary hikes.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks during his inauguration at the state Capitol in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Brett Duke, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to dole out nearly $1 million in pay raises to his staff, Cabinet secretaries and other high-level political appointees across state government. 

In response to a request from The Associated Press, the Edwards administration provided the names of more than 150 top-level political appointees who have already received or are in line to receive salary hikes.

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told lawmakers the employees hadn't received pay raises over the governor's first term. 

He says most of the raises are 4%.

More Stories: 

RELATED: Shreveport mayor has to give back part of car allowance

RELATED: Have you paid your taxes? Friday is the deadline for New Orleans property payments

► Get breaking news from your neighborhood delivered directly to you by downloading the new FREE WWL-TV News app now in the IOS App Store or Google Play.

‎Stay up-to-date with the latest news and weather in the New Orleans area on the all-new free WWL TV app. Our app features the latest breaking news that impacts you and your family, interactive weather and radar, and live video from our newscasts and local events. LOCAL & BREAKING NEWS * Receive r...