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Immigration a hot issue in La. Senate race

Immigration a hot issue in La. Senate race

With Election Day less than eight weeks away, candidates for Louisiana's Senate seat are working to prove they're tougher than their rivals on illegal immigration, a hot-button issue in the closely watched race, Gannett Louisiana reports. "It seems...

DATE: September 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: BREC to present draft of next 10-year strategic plan … Jindal stumps for Scott re-election in Florida … La. No. 12 in rudeness of drivers ranking

Here's the plan: After months of planning and gathering information through public meetings, focus group meetings, scientific surveys and online input from the community, BREC announced this morning plans to unveil for public...

DATE: September 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

With tech taking over in schools, bills arise across US to curtail data collection

With tech taking over in schools, bills arise across US to curtail data collection

This year alone, Louisiana was among 36 states that introduced new legislation on student information privacy and security, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, a bipartisan research group. And as The New York Times...

DATE: September 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Officials lay out proposal to improve, unify La. early childhood education system

Officials lay out proposal to improve, unify La. early childhood education system

The Louisiana Department of Education and the Department of Children and Family Services this morning released proposed policies and strategies to complete the unification of the state's early childhood system by the deadline required by 2012...

DATE: September 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Chevron shuts down pipeline feeding La. hub following accident, worker death

Chevron Pipe Line Co. has shut down a natural-gas pipeline that feeds Gulf of Mexico production to the Henry Hub storage and delivery point in Louisiana in the wake of a deadly accident over the weekend. The Wall Street Journal reports a...

DATE: September 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

The Franchisee: Robert Myer

The Franchisee: Robert Myer

Robert Myer was first featured in the pages of Business Report back in the fall of 2001, in a feature titled: "Minorities in Business: Chasing the American Dream," at a time when the 52-year-old was had just opened his first staffing firm.

DATE: September 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Planning Commission to consider alcohol sales at Mall of Louisiana restaurant

Planning Commission to consider alcohol sales at Mall of Louisiana restaurant

The city-parish Planning Commission will meet this evening to consider rezoning and approval for several projects, including a request by the Red...

DATE: September 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

News roundup: Keep Louisiana Beautiful names new executive director … Ethics complaint filed against Vitter … La. child care providers concerned about funding

Leading the charge: Keep Louisiana Beautiful announced today it has hired Susan Russell to lead the organization's fight against litter as its new executive director. Russell formerly led Keep Mandeville Beautiful as director for...

DATE: September 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

GOP says Landrieu charter flight review is incomplete

GOP says Landrieu charter flight review is incomplete

Republicans say U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu fell short of her pledge to review all her taxpayer-funded private charter flights to make sure they complied with the law. The Democratic senator, who is seeking re-election on the November ballot,

DATE: September 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

Permits filed for Crispy Catch seafood restaurant planned on Perkins

Permits filed for Crispy Catch seafood restaurant planned on Perkins

The owners of the former Kean's Fine Dry Cleaning building near the Perkins Road overpass have submitted plans with the city-parish Department of Public Works to redevelop the property into a new seafood restaurant called Crispy Catch. According to...

DATE: September 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Daily Report

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