BREC wants its parks to be “sponges” for stormwater

BREC is working to ensure its facilities capture as much stormwater as possible, a parks system official says. The system’s work can help demonstrate how “green” infrastructure can work with “gray” infrastructure such as drainage pipes to reduce flood risk.

State fire marshal employee misused more than $800,000, audit finds

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal allegedly misused more than $800,000 between August 2020 and April 29, 2021, according to a report from the Louisiana legislative auditor. 

GBRIA expects uptick in petrochemical plant maintenance work next year

Capital Region petrochemical plants are expected to go ahead next year with maintenance and turnaround work that was put on the back burner due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance CEO Connie Fabré says.

CK Office Park on Perkins sells for $7M

CK Office Park at 17170 Perkins Road was bought by Baton Rouge-based Honor Properties LLC for $7 million on Wednesday.

Baton Rouge casino revenue climbs nearly 21% in October

Two of Baton Rouge’s three river-adjacent casinos saw significant revenue gains last month, leading to a market-wide increase of 20.7%, according to the latest report to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board made public today.

BRCC eyes enrollment growth following pandemic declines

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System is seeing indications of enrollment growth after new enrollments fell off last year, the system’s chief public affairs officer says. 

Louisiana will use infrastructure funds to repair roads and expand capacity 

Repair or expand? That’s the decision states including Louisiana have to make following the passage of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill and the $110 billion that goes with it for highways and bridges.
solar industry

Officials need to ‘get out of the way’ of wind, solar development, proponents say

Louisiana and southeast Texas are well positioned to benefit from the transition to a less carbon-intensive energy future, a Harvard University professor who worked on a major study says.


JR Ball: Louisiana needs an education

Until Louisiana gets serious about education and fighting poverty it will remain ranked as one of this country's worse states.

Riegel: How many consultants does it take to run CATS?

How many consultants does it take to run CATS? The shocking answering is at least 10, including three for marketing and communications.

Publisher: Why is Niranjan Baisakh still employed at LSU?

Given recent events and the ongoing Title IX scandal at LSU, one has to wonder why an AgCenter professor is still employed by the university?


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