Joint Louisiana Senate committee report raises concerns over Blue Cross sale

A report released today by two Louisiana Senate committees listed 30 findings of concern regarding the proposed reorganization and sale of the state’s largest health insurer. 

Baton Rouge sales tax collections were up slightly in November

East Baton Rouge Parish General 2% Sales and Use Tax by Deanna B. Narveson

BRAC, Visit BR announce Better in BTR campaign

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Visit Baton Rouge announced Friday they will launch a multiyear campaign, called Better in BTR, aimed at recruiting and retaining young professionals to live and work in the...

Federal lawsuit filed to overturn Louisiana’s new congressional district map 

A group of 12 plaintiffs is suing Louisiana Secretary of State Nancy Landry over the state’s new congressional district map, alleging the map violates civil rights protected by the 14th and 15th amendments.  

A New Orleans attorney is seeking to block the Blue Cross sale

New Orleans-based attorney Tut Kinney has filed two lawsuits in an effort to effectively block the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to Elevance Health.

Louisiana struggles with crawfish prices. Here’s why 

In the latest episode of Bottom Line, Business Report traveled to one of the sources of Louisiana’s beloved crawfish: Four Oaks Farms in Morganza. The farm sits on over 1,500 acres of land. There, they harvest sugarcane, soybeans and crawfish. 

Rolfe McCollister: Ideas for Baton Rouge’s next mayor

There is an organization, the International City/County Management Association, that includes professionals who manage cities. A majority of U.S. cities have a city manager. Baton...

From the publisher: A call for a new mindset

In the heart of our Capital Region, there’s a city filled with promise and typical challenges faced by any American metropolis. It’s time for...

Insider Intelligence

Like sports, business is a competitive game

I love the idea of the customer experience engine. But an engine is not the only useful metaphor for thinking about how to upgrade...

Unleashing your inherent greatness

“It’s easy to find the talent. The key is to find out what’s inside them.” Colorado Rockies senior director of scouting Marc Gustafson told me...

Scott Wozniak: The right seeds for a business to succeed

I talk a lot about how building a business is like building an engine. I even wrote a book on it. But an engine...

The unseen advantage of playing where others are not

A few years ago, my friend’s triplets were looking for a way to earn some money. They settled on a lemonade stand—with a twist....


Get best practices and insights for financial management from Vanessa Graham on the March episode of Strictly Business

What are hot topics for financial managers right now and what's the best way to navigate them? What technological challenges and opportunities are on...

It’s that time: We’re looking for the Best Places to Work of 2024

Think your company is one of the best places to work in the Capital Region? Make it official and share it with the world by...

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