Like many employers throughout the pandemic, Louisiana Lagniappe owner Kevin Ortego has received “base claim” notices from the Louisiana Workforce Commission—form letters asking him to verify that a claimant seeking unemployment compensation previously worked for him. But unlike employers who know, or at least, recognize the names of the former employees they’re being asked to verify, Ortego has received what he estimates to be between 50 and 100 notices about people he’s never heard of, much less employed at his restaurant.
Nearly five years after the city-parish began looking at ways to update and improve the parking system in downtown Baton Rouge, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s administration is poised to award two contracts for different components of the system, signaling the end of the process is near.
The Metro Council will vote Wednesday on whether to allow the rules of the Old Hammond Highway Overlay District to be reversed for a particular section of land so that Murphy Oil can build...
The owners of Coyote Moon Crystals & Gifts, a spiritual boutique on Perkins Road, have opened a new sister shop in the Goodwood Village shopping center on Jefferson Highway, near Government Street.
A month after receiving the green light to begin construction, the developers of the multifamily Valencia Park have purchased nearly 3 acres of land across the street
U.S. Sens. John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, who have spent years trying to help Louisiana victims of the Stanford Group Ponzi scheme recoup some of the money they lost more than a decade ago, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to get involved in the case.
A San Francisco-based firm has filed an advanced notice with Louisiana Economic Development for a new solar energy manufacturing facility to be built in West Baton Rouge Parish in 2022.
The LSU Board of Supervisors seems to be playing big-dollar politics with a contract to modernize the energy plant at the Baton Rouge campus.
Publisher Rolfe McCollister gives his endorsements for president, mayor, area congressional races and other items on the Nov. 3 ballot.